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AFRICAN CEMETERY NO. 2

Region Lexington, Kentucky - Bluegrass Region
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419 E. Seventh St.
Lexington, KY 40514

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African Cemetery No. 2 is approximately 8 acres and contains 5,000 graves. Only 1,200 are identified, with graves dating back prior to 1820. The land was purchased and chartered as a burial ground by The Colored Peoples Union Benevolent Society No. 2 in 1869. Former slaves, veterans of the Civil War, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, as well as Buffalo Soldiers are buried here.

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