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This cemetery, originally known as the Coons Cemetery, became known as the Rankin Cemetery when the property passed into the hands of that family through marriage. It is located on the east side of Dawkins Road a couple of miles northwest of LaGrange, and is the cemetery listed as #168 in Edna Scott McKechnie and Willada Rickman Dent's Oldham County Records, Vol. I, Cemeteries. When I first visited this location over twenty years ago many of the stones were still legible, but at this time it is almost completely reduced to rubble by vandals. Many of the burials here I discovered using obituaries and funeral home records.
A visit on 5 Aug 2011 has revealed that it is completely overgrown, has white storage containers filled with explosives stored immediately adjacent to the cemetery, a locked gate, and a 'No Trespassing ' sign posted.
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