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Locust Hill Cemetery

Locust Hill Cemetery
Locust Hill Cemetery

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Kratzville Rd
Evansville, IN

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E side of Kratzville Rd / End of Fulton Ave
District: Smithland
Latitude: 38.012251
Longitude: -87.581495
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locust hill cemetery c1870 in 1880 and 1899 atlas James Gresham the first to die in WWI was buried there Locust Hill Cemetery is a beautiful spot, high on a hill, that at one time was known as Lamasco. This was homestead to a Robert Smith family in 1835. The acreage was later acquired by the Kirkpatrick family. A plot was set aside for a little country cemetery where friends and neighbors of the deceased did the burying. After a few years, the cemetery was deeded to the City of Evansville. Corporal James Bethel Gresham was one of the first three servicemen to die in combat in WW I and is buried at Locust Hill Cemetery. In the fall of 1945, through the efforts of the Disabled Veterans Association, a plot was set aside for a new soldier section as the old section for soldiers was full. Large trees enhance the beauty of this cemetery providing a peaceful resting place.

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