Smith-Revlett Cemetery

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Smith-Revlett Cemetery

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Ennis, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA Add to Map
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The Smith-Revlett Cemetery is located in rural Muhlenburg Co., KY about 8 miles south of Drakesboro. After traveling South on Highway 70, turn East at Browder and travel to Old Ennis on 2270. Turn right on Gordon Bradley Road, then turn onto Ailene Lane. Travel to the very end of Ailene Lane. In April 2013, this road ends at an abondoned house. The road beyond is a down a steep grade that has been completely washed out over the years. Stop at the top of the washed out road and look straight ahead (Southeast)across a wide valley, you can see the Smith-Revlett Cemetery on the top of a high hill. Walk down the steep hill, preferably with a walking stick, cross a wide pasture, go over a huge culvert that has been placed in a ditch (stream of water), then cross the next wide pasture toward the cemetery. In April 2013, this part of the pasture was a wet-weather spring, covered with water and had to be crossed by jumping from one clump of grass to the next one - no path or road. Then, the next pasture was a very steep incline and as exhaustion set in, the entrance to the cemetery could be seen with a the sign over the gate and entry to The Smith-Revlett Cemetery.

This cemetery had once been a beautiful attended place, with the Smith's buried near the front and the Revlett's at the back. One could imagine the early families bringing their loved ones - placed in a hand made box - on a wagon drawn by horses or mules. A grave had been hand dug and with much sorrow and weeping, this loved one was laid to rest.

The cemetery is very neglected at this point. Emilda Smith, who had grown up in this valley, and attended funerals here when she was young, was appalled at the condition of the cemetery. She and her mother had worked hours tending it as she grew up. Trees had fallen, weeds and thorns had grown up and many of the "rock"s or gravestones that she remembered were gone or moved out of place. She had warned us to come very early in the Spring to avoid chiggers, ticks, copperhead snakes, poison ivy and turkey mites. Emilda, Mel and Dorothy Sherwood are all past 80 years old and laughed at their exhaustion, realizing they should have taken this trip twenty years earlier. They were all thankful that Emilda had advised them correctly on conditions.

Time has taken its toll in the Smith-Revlett Cemetery! But, even with all of the problems there, it is still beautiful, quiet and peacful. God has not forgotten those pioneers who lived and survived in a new land called Kentucky.

GPS Cordinates are

37 degrees, 10 minutes and 23.87 seconds North
86 degrees, 57 minutes and 36.42 seconds West

Elevation is 429 feet at the cemetery.









































































































































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  • Added: 21 Mar 2013
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