|Rebekah B. (#47874365)|
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|I've lived in Crestwood, Oldham County, Kentucky for about 6 years now. I'm originally from Greene County, Indiana. I just had my first child in October of 2013. I'm interested in getting back into this volunteer work since having my son and will take it as an opportunity for my son and I to get out of the house!|
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|Stephanie Wenther||RE: Question|
Floydsburg Cemetery is a time consuming one, that is for sure! There is a groundskeeper who works 8 - 4 Monday through Friday that has a book that lists where everyone is buried. There are a couple catches to this though.
The records for anyone who died before 1913 were burned in a fire and so there is no record of where they were buried. There is a section in the middle of the cemetery that has these old burials in it, very obvious where this section is when you drive through the cemetery so you can't miss it. For those headstones you just have to walk around this section. Most of those headstones are very weathered and are not readable so it is hard to figure those out.
If the main groundskeeper (I think his name is Neal) is not on the property just tell the person you talk to (anyone who is in that maintenance building to the far right of the cemetery when you go toward the back) that the book is kept in the red truck. It is a big leather type bound book. Here is the catch for this. The book is in alphabetical order by the persons last name who purchased the lot, not by the person buried there. For example - if John Smith is who you are looking for but John Doe paid for the lot it is listed under Doe, John. There is obviously no way of knowing this. I would still look under Smith first and you might get lucky. Otherwise you then have to look through the entire book for the name of the headstone you are looking for. This can be very time consuming.
There are also maps in the book so you can see how the cemetery is laid out. There are no clear dividing lines between the sections though and no clear landmarks to divide the sections. You will see what I mean. They don't have copies to give out so make sure you take a photo of that page also to refer back to.
As another resource I am attaching a link for the Oldham County Historical Society website. Sometimes people don't really know where their relative is buried and Floydsburg gets listed as a default. Before you take all your time searching look up the name and make sure they are indeed buried there. This list does not have the more current names but will help with the older burials. Look up the name on the Graves list and match up the cemetery number with the list of Cemeteries. Good luck!