Louisville (KY) CemeteryThe Louisville Cemetery is a historic African American cemetery that was incorporated by seven prominent men in 1886: A. J. Bibb, W. P. Churchll, William Henry Gibson, Sr., Felix Johnson, Bishop William H. Miles, Henry Clay Weeden, and Jesse Merriwether.
The cemetery, originally 31 acres, is located on Poplar Level Road in the Camp Zachery Taylor area of Louisville, KY. Many well-known African Americans are buried in the cemetery, including Atwood Wilson, former president of Kentucky State University, and blues guitarist Sylvester Weaver. Kentucky Historical Marker #1992 stands at the entrance of the cemetery.
For more see A History of Blacks in Kentucky, by M. B. Lucas.
This entry was suggested by UK Librarian Debbie Sharp.