Where is the location of old Kentucky State prison cementery?

Carmilla Kirk Published:

Does anyone where Valentine Wall Hatfield is buried? He was my great great great grandfather. All I know is that he was in the old Kentucky State prison where he died and was buried in the state prison cementery that is said to be paved over. I would like to know the location of the cementery, if they moved the bodies, if they did move them where they where moved to. I hope soneone can give me some info. Any info would be very helpful. THANK YOU

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.

  • He was born 1834. married Jane Maynard. I attend Hatfield reunions. Get a copy of "The Hatfields and McCoys" by Otis Rice.

  • Search Hatfield cemetery at Blackberry Ky in Pike County.

  • Search Hatfield cemetery at Blackberry Ky in Pike County.

  • If you look on the website www.findagrave.com, there is a Valentine Wallace Hatfield buried in Pike Co. Could that be the one?

  • Here is story on the bodies buried on Fort Hill. The remains underwent much study, but they were not able to associate any names with the bodies. Along with other info provided in the article, it doesn't sound like these remains were part of the prison cemetery. http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2006/07/09/unknowns-reburied.modal

  • Steve, I think the bodies re-interred on Fort Hill predated the prison. There was a State-Journal story about them and I'll see if I can find it.

  • According to the comments at http://www.state-journal.com/citizen%20news/2012/09/10/old-prison-cemetery.modal it was near the end of Murrell St. (GPS coords 38°12'11.02"N 84°52'5.14"W ). The comments also say some bodies were re-interred on nearby Fort Hill.

  • Try asking Russ Hatter. He knows everything Frankfort.