Middlesboro Cemetery

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Middlesboro Cemetery

Also known as Colson Cemetery

Hurst Road
Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky, 40965 USA
Memorials 2,957 added (36% photographed)

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In 1906, on land acquired from John Calvin Colson, Sr.'s, estate. The Colson Cemetery was organized as a public cemetery, the Colson Cemetery Company being incorporated Sept. 27, 1906, by John Calvin Colson, Sr.'s daughter, Eudoxie Colson Hurst, her husband William Hurst and her brother, Atty. William Gillis Colson. From that date until 1927, Eudoxie Hurst owned a controlling interest (143 of 150 shares) in the company and was its president, while her husband was the secretary and manager of the corportion. By 1927 both Mr. Hurst and Mr. Colson had died, and Mr. Hurst's records had been lost. It is recorded that in 1929, J.W. Ridings, William Hurst, Jr. and D.G. Hinks representing all the stockholders, changed the company name from the Colson Cemetery Company to the Middlesbor Cemetery Company.


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GPS Coordinates: 36.62255, -83.71426

  • Added: 31 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #661548