Saturday, July 25, 2009
Lions, Tigers and Graves OH MY!
The hubby and I took the youngsters to the Louisville Zoo this past summer. Thanks to my online acquaintance, Jeffery Scott Holland, I was ready for this little bit of weirdness. In the middle of the zoo, there is a really old cemetery! There are no individual headstones, just this single large stone bearing the names of those who were buried here. There is a marker nearby that reads:
"The American branch of the Phillips family began with Jenkin Phillips, born in 1744 in Loudon Co., Virginia. He fought with George Washington and helped survey what was then called Kentucky County for Patrick Henry and the Commonwealth of Virginia. For his services, Phillips was deeded 1,00 acres of land radiating out from this spot. At the time of his death in 1822, the family owned land extending from this area into southern Indiana."