Highbank Cemetery

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Highbank Cemetery

Also known as Howard Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery

Baxter, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
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Howard Cemetery (aka Highbank Cemetery and Johnson Cemetery) is located at the foot of Pine Mountain, off of U.S. 421 North.

There are a lot of older graves at this cemetery with no gravestones or markers.

To my knowledge, approximately 90 graves were relocated due to highway construction. Some were moved to White Star Cemetery at Dayhoit, Kentucky; Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, Kentucky; Wix Howard Cemetery at Loyall, Kentucky, and I believe a location in old Loyall, Kentucky (Blackbottom Section). There may be other locations (I'm not sure).

At the junction of U.S. 119 and U.S. 421 Bypass (Traffic light #1), drive approximately two miles on U.S. 119 North to the junction of U.S. 119/U.S. 421 North.

After you cross the railroad crossing, the cemetery is on the left side of road on a hillside. Currently (February, 2016), it is behind a business called Bill's Garage.

Harlan, Kentucky was also known as Mount Pleasant, Kentucky in the early days.


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GPS Coordinates: 36.86798, -83.31771

  • Added: 4 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2602845