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Eastern State Hospital Cemetery, Fayette County, Kentucky

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Cemetery: Eastern State Hospital Cemetery

Other:

Sign: Yes

Street: 500 Newtown Pike

City: Lexington

Township:

County: Fayette

State: KY

Nation: USA

Zip: 40508

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Status: Inactive

Size: Small

Directions: Loudon Ave

Type: Road-private

Location: Urban

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: Surrounded by fence

Property: Private

Access: Permission-required

Enclosure: Fence

Gate: Locks

Established: 1824

Gravestones: 4,000-5,000

Oldest: 1824

Newest: 1953

Removed: Yes

Relocated: Yes

Repairs: Yes

Methods: Other

Restoration: Yes

Association: Yes

Records: Yes

Inventory: Yes

Availability: Kentucky State Archives

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: No

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: Yes

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Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: No

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Yes

Pollution: No

Vandalized: No

Report:

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Overgrowth: None

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GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Cemetery

Use:

Bordering: Educational

Change: Smaller

Reason: Industrial

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: Yes

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames:

Other_Information: The original cemetery was moved in 1954 to make way for IBM, then again in 1984 for a street extension. It was a total of about 4,500 graves but not well documented. All original headstones were lost during the 1980s. There are many more graves yet to be found on the property.

Contacted: State of Kentucky

Support: Eastern State Hospital Preservation Project

Name: Phil Tkacz

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