Time travel as close as your local cemetery.

Sunday’s Cemetery

February 22, 2015 / by davidwalton

Standing at the entrance to Lexington Cemetery.

Standing at the entrance to Lexington Cemetery.

Cemeteries. Every city has one. They are mysterious, historic, haunting and, to me, fascinating. I developed a fondness for cemeteries as a boy.

Now whenever I’m out of town, I always make it a point to visit a cemetery. To me, they are better than any mountain range, skyline or other popular tourist attraction. They are hidden treasures containing a wealth of information about communities and the people who lived there.

Chances are you’ve visited one at some time in your life to pay your respects to a family member or friend, and perhaps you too appreciate the stories represented among the tombstones and monuments.

My travels take me to all over the South and Midwest, so I’ve decided to start documenting my cemetery visits with a series of photos in a new Sunday feature.

This week’s cemetery is the Lexington, KY, Cemetery (http://lexcem.org) where you’ll find statesman Henry Clay buried alongside his wife inside a vault at the base of a 120-foot tall Corinthian column featuring a statue of Clay.

Until next time…

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