"SHANNON" CEMETERY ???
In Kentucky, United States
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Very old historic cemetery. Please be respectful of the cemetery property. No night caching. Camo'd plastic container larger than 35 mm. BYOP.
Stumbled on this quaint little cemetery guarded by the Colonel on a hill overlooking Wally-World. A lot of “SHANNON” tombstones. The oldest and most significant is William Shannon, Capt, VA Line, Rev War, born 1740, died 1794. In 1792, he surveyed and donated land on which the city of Shelbyville is located. The Shannon family do some maintenance and continue their search for missing stones of family members they believe to be buried in this cemetery. William had 200,000 acres of land which he received from Virginia as a military land grant while Patrick Henry was governor. This grant was dated 1787, although it is known that William was in Kentucky in 1785. He gave 50 acres for town lots for Shelbyville and one acre for public buildings. This offer he made on the second day of the first term of Court, Oct.15,1792.It was accepted by members of the court. THANKS to Sacagawea in KY and MM32 for providing some of the above information.
Last Updated: on 3/9/2014 12:25:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:25 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum