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Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery (Forest Home) may be home to many unmarked graves

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Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery (Forest Home) may be home to many unmarked graves

Posted: 17 Feb 2013 4:26PM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Edited: 17 Feb 2013 5:30PM GMT
Surnames: Tivis, Bray, Tevis
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130213/ZONE03/30213...


Louisville, Kentucky


The cemetery, formerly called Forest Home Cemetery, is behind Star Hope Baptist Church at Indian Trail and Petersburg Road. It has been in the care of the Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery Committee since 1992, when the group raised $5,000 to take over the deed.
The cemetery was started in the mid-1800s by Eliza Tivis, a slave who eventually gained her freedom. She died at age 79 in 1880 and is buried there



Jefferson County

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