White - Edge Cemetery
Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky

Date: March 19,2001

Cemetery: White-Edge Cemetery
Established: 1860s
Street: Junction of Opossum Run Road and Trotting Ridge Road
City: Located about 7 miles west of Irvine, KY
County: Estill
State: Kentucky
Nation: USA
Zip: 40336
Nearby: At the junction of Opossum Run and Trotting Ridge Roads
Reached by: Public road
Location: Rural-woods
Land: Flat
Water: No
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Surrounded by: Fence-Broken
Gate: Non-locking
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: Yes
Gravestones: 40
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: No
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave: 1870
Newest grave: 1907
Records: No
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: No
Vegetation: Damaging gravestones
Vegetation problem: Trees
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-ground cover
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-vines
Drainage: Seasonal problem
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Unknown
Bordering: Residential
Change: Same
Visited: Rarely
Previous contacts: I have E Mailed a genealogical forum for Estill County Kentucky

Other information

This cemetery has been hidden from sight for many years. But a housing development is planned on this property. Bulldozers have knocked fallen trees upon the cemetery. I fear that development could threaten this cemetery with 3 civil war veteran graves. This cemetery is just off of KY 52 in western Estill County. From Richmond KY this cemetery is 14 miles east. A new subdivision road has been built nearby. The cemetery is close to lots that are being sold for $18,000 per acre. I fear that the urge to remove a few unmarked graves could be a temptation to the builders of Lafayette Estates. This cemetery is located on the most level part of this proposed subdivision. Only 3 of the 40 graves are enclosed in an ancient iron fence.

Submitted By:
name: Tim Rose
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