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Marker sought for black cementery

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By Alix Mattingly

 

A walk down Third Street in La Grange will bring you to a plot of land rich with history.

The La Grange Historic African-American Cemetery is the final resting place for 115 people, according to the cemetery’s plot chart. Notable people dating back to the days of slavery are buried in the land where Third and Fourth Streets meet.

With February being Black History month, the Oldham County Historical Society is applying for a historical marker that will be placed outside the gates of the cemetery next February if approved.


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