"Fish Family Cemetery" is located on the old "Fish Plantation" in Crab Orchard. The Fish Plantation was located near Copper Creek. It was the home of John Thomas "Jack" and Mary Hiatt Fish. It is located off of Route #150. If you start at the Rockcastle and Lincoln County line coming into Lincoln County in route to highway 150, you go west for approximately .8 miles. You will come to a road on the right side of the road (could be a dirt road). You need to go approximately.2 miles up this dirt road. The cemetery will be found behind an abandoned farm house.
This Cemetery was discovered and walked through by Shirley Olsen.This Cemetery was transcribed from a list the information very possible was from the hard work of Mrs Shirley Olsen. THANK YOU Mrs Olsen.
The location is Lat: 37° 27' 53"N, Lon: 84° 30' 09"W
Mrs. Olsen had the following to say about her research on this cemetery:
The cemetery is located on the grounds of the former Fish Plantation. Previous to that it was the ancestral home of Col. George Washington Miller.
The current owner has pastured cattle on the land and the cemetery is in the process of being destroyed because the wrought iron fence is in disrepair. The gate to the cemetery is open which allows the animals to roam among and break the existing headstones. Overgrown with weeds, it is in serious trouble.
Access to the cemetery, (which is not owned by the owner of the surrounding land), has been denied by this land owner. This is a violation of state law, per a posting by the Ky. Atty. General, but remains unresolved.
Efforts have been made to restore and maintain this historically important cemetery, but to no avail, since it is surrounded by private property which is stocked with cattle, fenced and locked.
I walked the cemetery and recorded all the visible, readable headstones. The "starred" names were obtained from the family record compiled by Jennifer Kidwell Fish.
- Shirley Olson
- Added: 19 Apr 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2446194
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