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Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
8636
Reproduction Record ID:
8636
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
cemeteries
Title:
Highland Cemetery
Title Type:
preferred
Location:
Kenton County (Kentucky)
Location Type:
site
Location:
Kenton County (Kentucky)
Culture:
American
Subject:
Architecture--United States
Subject:
Kenton County (Kentucky)
Subject:
cemeteries
Description:
"The development of Highland Cemetery started to take shape in early December 1868. The inspiration for a new cemetery was due in part because the Old Sixth Street Graveyard in Covington was filled, and Covington's Linden Grove Cemetery had very few plots available. There are many prominent and historical people buried at Highland, with Civil War veterans and dedicated citizens of our tri-state area. The cemetery grew larger than first expected. It became one of Kentucky's largest non-profit cemeteries. In 1917, the chapel and receiving tomb were destroyed by fire. All that remained was the archway above the front door. Rebuilding of the chapel started immediately and was complete by the end of 1917. The chapel was last used for services in 1947. It is unknown why it was used for storage at this time. Then in the early 1950's, it was reopened for services. To this day it is used for committals and visitations."
Information Source:
http://www.highland… Accessed 12/22/14
Reproduction Creator:
Cincinnati Preservation Association
Reproduction Creator Type:
donor
Reproduction View:
Receiving tomb
Reproduction View Type:
exterior view
Reproduction Information Source:
Cincinnati Preservation Association
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.

Highland Cemetery