Isaac Shelby Cemetery Maps

Stanford, KY

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Isaac Shelby Cemetery Description

Visit the smallest park in the park system where the ½-acre burial grounds of the Shelby family sits amid the peaceful countryside of Lincoln County. The stone-walled cemetery contains the monument and resting place of Kentucky's first and fifth governor, Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), along with the 22 graves of his wife and family. They rest in what Shelby once called, “the most beautiful land he had ever seen” when first visiting KY as a surveyor of the region in 1775 — it is indeed a photo-worthy spot. Before leaving the area, he cleared cane, planted corn, and improved the grounds so that he

: 37.566, -84.784
: 0.5 acres (0.00 km²)
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: Isaac Shelby Cemetery

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