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Locust Grove Cemetery Audio Tour

The Locust Grove Oral History Podcast is a four-part series featuring stories and conversations remembering those who are buried in Locust Grove, an African-American cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

For our fourth and final episode, join us for a self-guided audio tour of Locust Grove Cemetery, where you’ll hear stories and memories about the following community members who are buried there:

Andrew McAfee
George Combs
Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon
Frank Cannon, Sr.
Ora Belle Hamilton Cannon

Lizzie Cannon
Emma Jean Guyn Miller
Dorothy Smith
Andrew Thomas Smith

Joe Pelman

For written directions and photos of the graves, download the Locust Grove Audio Tour Brochure.

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Episode Sources:

Boswell, Clarice. Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom. 1st Books Library, 2002.

Cannon, Frank, Jr. Personal interview. 12 March 2019.

“Cannon, Frank R., Sr.” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, Accessed 1 May 2019.

“Combs, George Robert.” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, Accessed 24 May 2019.

Davis, Merlene. “Educator Will Be Remembered for Caretaking, Faith.” Lexington Herald-Leader, 5 March 2009, p. A1. NewsBank.

History of Jessamine County, Kentucky. Jessamine County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1993.

“Joe Pellman Killed by Garbage Truck on Elm Street.” The Jessamine Journal, 26 Feb. 1976.

Kenion, Anna. Personal interview. 7 March 2019.

Kleppinger, Jonathan. “Royal Remembrance: Beloved Character from Nicholasvile’s Past Gets New Grave Marker.” The Jessamine Journal, 24 Sept. 2014. NewsBank.

“Locust Grove Cemetery.” Find A Grave, Accessed 24 May 2019. 

“McAfee, Andrew.” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, Accessed 24 May 2019.

“Miller, Emma Jean Guyn.” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, Accessed 24 May  2019.

Orton, Nadia. “Recovering and Preserving African American Cemeteries.” The Preservation Leadership Forum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2 June 2016, Accessed 24 May 2019.

“Politics.” The Crisis, vol.19, issue3, January 1920, p.149, Accessed 24 May 2019. 

Smith, Jennifer. Personal interview. 26 Feb. 2019.

Teater, Howard Curry. Family Cemeteries, Locust Grove, Macedonia Church, Ebenezer Church, Keene. 1990.

White, Juanita. Personal interview. 26 March 2019.

Young, Bennet Henderson. A History of Jessamine County, Kentucky: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1898. Louisville, Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., 1898.

Episode Credits:

Written and produced by Carrie Green and Les Lehman

Recorded by Carrie Green and Shantel Richardson

Engineered by Carrie Green and Levi Simonton

Music by Scott Whiddon