Richmond Cemetery is located in Richmond, Kentucky is the largest cemetery in Madison County. The city originally had a graveyard located on a knoll near town, but it had reached capacity and another location was needed. Unfortunately the history of this cemetery and the Richmond Cemetery, up to August 1862, were lost when Confederate soldiers broke into the courthouse and stole the original cemetery records during the Civil War.
|Cassius M. Clay|
|Depiction of his murder|
|Captain James Estill|
|Civil War Monument|
The Richmond Cemetery is located on East Main Street in Richmond, Kentucky. It is open from 8:00 A.M. until 4 P.M. You may reach them at (859) 623-2529 for information on genealogical research. The cemetery does not have a web site or Facebook presence.
The Richmond Cemetery is well worth an afternoon, even a day, to explore. The older part is a treasure trove of statues, monuments and stone bearing interesting and informative symbols and epitaphs.