Pennington Cemetery
Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky

Date: March 29, 2001

Cemetery: PENNINGTON
Established:
Street: 625 WILLIAM WHITLEY ROAD/ THE CEMETERY WAS KNOWN AS SPORTSMAN'S HILL
City: STANFORD, KENTUCKY
Township:
County: LINCOLN
State: KENTUCKY
Nation: UNITED STATES
Zip: 40484-9752
Nearby: THE WILLIAM WHITLEY HOUSE
Reached by: Crossing property-private
Location: Rural-agricultural
Land:
Water:
Features:
Sign:
Land Type:
Access:
Surrounded by:
Gate: Locks
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: Unsure
Markers:
Gravestones: 20
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Unknown
Oldest grave:
Newest grave:
Association: Unsure
Records:
Inventory:
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA1: Overturned gravestones
VA2: Broken gravestones
Vegetation: Damaging gravestones
Vegetation problem: Trees
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-ground cover
Vegetation problem: Moss
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-vines
Drainage: Good
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: Work underway - Minor improvements made
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Unknown
Reason: Agriculture
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: Unknown
Previous contacts: I spoke briefly with the Lincoln County Historical Society. (Luzia Foster)

Other information

It is my understanding that the cemetery is being cleaned up. However, I was told the money is available for clean-up, but there is not enough man-power. I am willing to help in the clean-up of this grave site. Over the years that I have visited the area, this is the first time I have been able access the grave-site.

My great-grandmother, Martha Susan Wallace Lunsford is buried in this location. Her grave is fenced in separate from the other graves, due to my uncles placing a green fence around her burial site. However, the fence posts surrounding the cemetery have been knocked down and the cows that graze in the area have been in the cemetery property and have contributed to the broken grave stones.

Submitted By:

name: Susan Chamberlain
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