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Located in Mammoth Cave National Park, at the present end of the bicycle trail. The trail starts at Sloans' Crossing. Only Samuel's stone has a name.
Furlong Cemetery is a family cemetery with twenty-nine to thirty-four marked burials dating from the 1870s to around 1902. There are seven granite and marble commercial headstones marking eight burials. Four of these are tablets, one is a screen, one is a block, and one an obelisk. Two tablets have tympanums with a clasped hands motif. Epitaphs are personal, but with a strong religious influence. The remaining markers are rectangular fieldstone tablets without inscriptions. A small set of three fieldstone marked burials appear to be separated from the rest of the cemetery. Family names represented here are Furlong, Pace, Age, and Doyel.
Presently, the cemetery is completely wooded. In addition to the natural vegetation, there are several ornamental plants still growing in the cemetery. A large cedar tree is particularly prominent and small yucca plants are growing along the northern boundary. There is a sparse covering of periwinkle throughout the cemetery. Remnants of a wire fence indicate the cemetery was once clearly marked.
Directions: From the Visitor Center, take the South Entrance Road for 2 miles to the Doyle Valley overlook and picnic area. Park here and hike south down the road approximately .7 miles. Set your compass due west and hike into the park. Follow the wide ridge for.25 to .50 miles. The cemetery is located on the far end of the ridge, but because of the wide expanse of territory it is not easy to locate by landform alone. Furlong Cemetery is easily visible once you are near it.