It started out as Bell-Bloyd Cemetery and then Perkins Cemetery. Several years ago they put up a sign that said Bloyd-Perkins Cemetery.
Wednesday, May 20, 1998, Record-Herald, Greensburg, KY
HISTORY OF THE PERKINS CEMETERY (Excerpts)
Submitted by Carolyn M. Scott -
"The Perkins Cemetery, located in Green County on Hwy 569 or Hudgins Hwy., approximately two miles from Bloyd's Crossing, is one of the oldest cemeteries that is still being used today. .. There are several unmarked field stones. The earliest marked stone I find of the Perkins family is James Perkins who died Dec. 19, 1861, and the largest stone in the graveyard is W. F. Perkins and Eliza, his wife. W. F. Perkins was a very prominent and wealthy citizen of the community.
This cemetery was also known as the Bloyd Cemetery. The earliest marked stone I could find was for Temperence Bloyd, wife of William who died Dec. 13, 1863. There are several field stones in the row of the Bloyds that are unmarked.
The cemetery is very well kept. Among the names you can find on the tombstones, besides the Bloyds and Perkins are as follows: Akin, Bale, Burrues, Cantrell, Close, DeSpain, Dobston, Durrett, Elmore, Estes, Gardner, Graham, Jones, Larimore, Lewis, Logan, Marcum, Milby, Morgan, McCubbins, Parker, Price, Rattliff, Stearman, Scott, Thompson, Underwood and Warren. Most of these families are connected through blood or marriage and they came to Kentucky very early. These people were the pioneers who struggled and endured the hardships to settle Green County. They were mostly very hardworking, religious people who helped settle and establish the Brush Creek area."
GPS Coordinates: 37.3425, -85.5994
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #75488
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