|Claude Ranken Burchett|
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|Beech Grove Cemetery contains over 500 burials (including about 300 unknowns). A few burials were originally interred here in the late 1800s, but the majority were reinterred from other cemeteries prior to the creation of Wolf Creek Dam and Lake Cumberland in the early 1940s.|
This cemetery was formerly known as the Warriner Cemetery and became known as Beech Grove Cemetery following the reinterments. It is also called Government Cemetery and Long Bottom Cemetery in some old newspaper articles. The old Beech Grove school and church were located immediately behind the cemetery.
Plot numbers for reinterred graves indicate the original cemetery number and original grave number. All of the reinterred graves that were unknowns (or otherwise didn't have legible stones) were provided with cheap concrete markers with metal plates attached, listing the name and plot number. Many of these have degraded and are now missing the identification plate or have been completely destroyed. As of Feb 2012, several of these have been re-marked with brick markers.
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