|KY Hwy 1833|
Postal Code: 41721
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This was the private cemetery for the Elisha & Sally Langdon Bowling family, who lived just below the ridge overlooking what was then Bowlingtown (or, earlier, the community of Lillian), but now is Buckhorn Lake State Park. The cemetery is enclosed with woven wire fencing. Only one of the original headstones still exists, but depressions in the ground mark the burial sites. The last burial was in 1947.
The cemetery is on the peak of the ridge at an elevation of approximately 1,563 feet above sea level. The border between Perry and Leslie counties runs along this ridge, but the cemetery is fully within Perry County. The cemetery is accessed from the parking area at the "Welcome to Bowling Town" sign within the park. The property beyond the chain barrier up to the cemetery is still owned by descendants of Elisha & Sally Bowling.
Note: Elisha Bowling was not buried in this cemetery, but rather at the T. Bowling / T. Johnson Cemetery at the mouth of Bowling Branch, and subsequently was reinterred at the Buckhorn Community Cemetery (U.S. Government, Stone #146) in 1962 as part of the lake project.