Petersburg Newburg Cemetery
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Petersburg Newburg Cemetery

Also known as Forest Home Cemetery

Jefferson County , Kentucky, USA


Forest Home Cemetery evolved from an old slave burial ground and is final resting place of Eliza Curtis Hundley Tevis and other early settlers of Petersburg community. Tevis was born a slave but gained freedom in 1833. She and her husband Henry purchased 40 acres in 1851 in Wet Woods, where Tevis had lived for many years. It is one of oldest dedicated African American burial grounds in Kentucky.



  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 73972