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Fairview Cemetery and Confederate Monument

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Fairview Cemetery and Confederate Monument

Bowling Green, Kentucky

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The area originally selected for a cemetery was known as Copley  Knob, located in the southwestern part of town near Western Kentucky University. It was considered no longer a desirable site due to the Civil War. Trees were down, cannons were everywhere and bayonets lay all over the ground. In 1864, 30 acres were purchased from William McNeal for $100.00 per acre along Cemetery Pike.  This is now known as Fairview Cemetery .Two Revolutionary War heroes are also buried here and the Confederate Monument  was erected in 1875.  The Bloch Memorial Chapel is a beautiful old English country church of the Gothic period.   The City currently owns, maintains and operates 109 acres for burial rights. 

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I-65 exit #26; Cemetery on right just past Kereiakes Park
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1209 Fairview Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42122

Region: Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Phone: 270-393-3018
Alt Phone: 270-393-3018
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