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Louisville, Kentucky: Colonel Sanders Grave Team Field Report

Cave Hill Cemetery

Grinstead Drive, Louisville, KY
Cave Hill Cemetery. From the Cave Hill Cemetery main entrance, at the corner of Baxter Ave. and E. Broadway, follow the road with the solid yellow line into the cemetery for 1.5 miles. The line ends at Col. Sanders grave.
Daily 8-4:45. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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A statue of Colonel Sanders -- not the grave bust.

Colonel Sanders Grave

Fortunately for humankind, the Great Man on the Bucket didn't take his "11 secret herbs and spices" recipe to his grave. Report...

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Brammer grave near Col. Sanders.

Colonel Sanders Grave

To find the Col. Sanders grave site just follow the yellow line painted on the road once inside the cemetery. One tip submitter -- Robert Brammer -- mentioned his grandfather is buried across the street from Colonel Sanders. We said hi to his grandfather, whose headstone reads he was a "Southern Gentleman" and he is buried next to "His Lady." Very sweet.

[Angie, 09/24/2013]

Colonel Sander's grave.

Colonel Sanders Grave

When visiting Colonel Sanders' grave, bring some original recipe chicken! We did!

[Darick Maasen, 07/11/2010]

Yes, always Original Recipe. The Colonel, though quite old at the time of its introduction, didn't care much for Extra Crispy....

Final resting place of Colonel Sanders.

Colonel Sanders Grave

How can you go to Louisville and not pay homage to the man who brought us delicious fried chicken?

[Scott Mobley, 02/12/2008]

When you visit, you may want to look to the left and pay respects at the grave of Margaret Josephine Sanders, daughter of the Colonel and his forgotten first wife.

My Grandfather and Colonel Sanders

A couple of years ago, I traveled to Louisville, with my father to attend the funeral of my grandfather, Robert M. Brammer.

From the funeral home, we went to Cave Hill cemetery to attend the service. The funeral service was going well, and I started to glance around at the cemetery (which is quite beautiful), then I noticed across from my grandfather's grave is a gravesite complete with a bust of Colonel Sanders. I contained my laughter, but still let out some sort of muffled chortle.

After the funeral service was over, I talked with my father about the Colonel; it seems my grandfather was well aquainted with the Colonel, and really liked him. My grandfather described the Colonel to my father as a likeable, eccentric business man.

So if you're ever at the Cave Hill Cemetery visiting the Colonel, say hi to my Grandfather for me!

[Robert Brammer, 04/11/1999]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Grave of the Frito-Lay MagicianGrave of the Frito-Lay Magician, Louisville, KY - < 1 mi.
Flower WomanFlower Woman, Louisville, KY - < 1 mi.
Cave Hill CemeteryCave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY - < 1 mi.
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