Wooldridge Monuments – “The Strange Procession Which Never Moves”

Maplewood Cemetery in Mayfield, Ky. has many unusually large and ornate burial tombs.  The most prominent memorial display in the cemetery is the Wooldridge Monuments.  The curious set of 18 statues are known as “the strange procession which never moves.”

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Tri City, Kentucky

Tri City is an unincorporated community in southeastern Graves County.  It is marked by highway signs and contains several homes and a handful of small businesses.  If it were a town, its…

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Splitting Counties in Western Kentucky

Jackson Purchase

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You’ve heard of far western Kentucky.  It is the section of the state between the Mississippi River and the Tennessee River.  However, this part of the state did not become under definitive US control in 1792 when formed.  In 1818, Andrew Jackson officially purchased the disputed land from the Chickasaw Indians.  The Kentucky part of the sale became known as the Jackson Purchase.

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