Friday, February 26, 2016

Explore Evergreen Cemetery (Southgate, Ky)

A few months ago, I wrote about Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate Kentucky needing assistance to raise funds for various maintenance issues, especially its roads.

Here is a press release for an event the Friends of Evergreen will be hosting in early April. Evergreen does have a section for Union Soldiers, which includes Medal of Honor recipient William Horsfall. Several other Union veterans are buried throughout the cemetery as are a few ex-Confederates. It also includes the location of Battery Shaler, a Union defensive position during the Civil War.

Friends of Evergreen Cemetery is holding its First Annual "Explore Evergreen" event on Saturday April 9, 2016 from Noon to 3pm, rain or shine.  There will be refreshments, historical tours of the cemetery, volunteer recruitment, and kickoff of the “adopt a section” preservation effort. Free and open to the public. Contact Andrea Janovic for more information or call 859 391 7218. Evergreen Cemetery is located at 25 Alexandria Pike, Southgate, KY 41071. You can find us on Facebook at

Background information on the Friends of Evergreen Cemetery: The Friends of Evergreen Cemetery seek to preserve, protect and restore the cemetery for past, present and future generations. The Friends intend to carry out this mission through historic research, public education, fund-raising and various preservation projects. As Friends of Evergreen Cemetery, we hope to pass on to future generations the historic landscape and enduring beauty of this most treasured space of tranquil rest.

Here are some of my photos of the Civil War-related areas of Evergreen. 

Union Soldiers Plot

Sign for Battery Shaler

2 of the rebuilt walls of the battery sight.

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