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 Haven Hill Cemetery in Adair County, KY. Located on KY 206 in the middle of farm country, you can’t help but notice the abundance of vibrantly-colored flowers on the hundreds of headstones. It what caused me to stop for a closer look.
Columbia, with a population of just over 4,400, is located in south central Kentucky just off the Cumberland Parkway. The quaint community is definitely worth a stop if you’re ever in the area.
Until next time…