Nicholls Cemetery
Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky

Cemetery: Nicholls Cemetery #3 (per Savage:"Greenup County Cemeteries")
Other: Wurts-Chinn Cemetery
Sign: No
Street: Riverside Drive, North of Powell Lane
City: Wurtland
County: Greenup County
State: Kentucky
Nation: USA
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: The best way to get to it is to come out of Russell, Kentucky and get on "new" Route 23 and head North (towards Portsmouth, Ohio]. You will pass by signs for "Flatwoods", "Raceland" and "Worthington" KY. The next town should be WURTLAND. Take that exit to your right and head north towards the Ohio River. It will lead you onto what the locals call "old Rt. 23". Turn to your left and head towards the center of Wurtland and you will be paralleling a railroad track on your right. You will eventually come to a steep grade road crossing over the railroad tracks on your right. It may or may not have a sign there for "Riverside Drive". Cross over the railroad tracks, and bear to your right. On your left you will pass the "COCHRAN" cemetery and bear straight ahead at the intersection. Continue on until you come to POWELL lane on your right. The cemetery is about 50 yards past Powell Lane on your left. If it is overgrown it will be difficult to see at first, my landmark in 2001 was to look for a solitary tree in the field about 25 yards in at that point.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural-agricultural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: (2001) One solitary tree in middle of agricultural field serves as a marker for this cemetery
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Established: c. 1869
Gravestones: 11
Oldest: 1869
Newest: 1915
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: Unsure
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Unsure
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Native Stone:
Other Stone: Yes
Other Carvings:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: No
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: No
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Moss
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted: Mayor, City of Wurtland, KY; Greenup Co. Ky. Historical Society


Chinn, Nicholls, Wurts

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Greenup Co. KY County Supervisor/Executive

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name: Robert M. Murray
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Date: April 3, 2002