|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Though now going through rehabilitation through the efforts of many volunteer hours, this extremely over-grown cemetery is actually in Lincoln County, known as Shelby City African American Cemetery, or Short Acres Cemetery, On left, 4/10 mile on Short Acres Rd (formerly "Givens Lane"), off old Hwy 127. The cemetery is approximately 2.4 acres, and, through the use of ground-penetrating radar provided by Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc, of Lexington, KY, many burials have been detected across the road on the south side, as well as north of the cemetery.
The entrance to the cemetery was on the north side, near the old L&N Tracks; hearses would come up present-day Johnson Lane, then called "Cemetery Road" or "Cemetery Lane."
Givens Lane originally went through into Lincoln County.
A web page containing information and photos for this cemetery is at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylinco2/3Cemeteries/Short_Acres_Cem.htm.
Stones for eight people have been photographed under the Lincoln County Rootsweb site.
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