Category Archives: Kentucky

Jim Beam at Bardstown City Cemetery, Kentucky

Bardstown, Nelson County

I am assuming the cemetery must be cleaned frequently because I was surprised there empty Jim Beam bottles on the grave.

Jim Beam, 1864-1947

The Caldwell Sisters in Cave Hill Cemetery, Kentucky

Louisville, Jefferson County

Entombed below this monument are Mary Elizabeth and Mary Gwendolyn Caldwell. Born into wealth (the Caldwell family was one of Kentucky’s first multi-millionaire families), both were orphaned quite young when their parents passed away. Educated in Europe, both sisters married into European aristocracy when cash-poor European families were seeking wealthy Americans to marry.

This sculpture can be found in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. It was sculpted by Gibert Bayes. It’s listed as part of the Smithsonian’s Save Our Sculpture database.