Thursday, March 26, 2009
Atop the hill on Locust Street, overlooking downtown, is the largest cemetery in Mt. Sterling, Machpelah. It is the final resting place of many civil war soldiers, the town's founders and contains many interesting markers and beautiful statues. Machpelah was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The cemetery is divided by Locust Street, over which there is a wooden bridge. The bridge is sturdy, but doesn't sound like it when you are driving over!