Cherokee, Alabama: Coon Dog Cemetery

Key Underwood buried his coon dog "Old Troop" here, in a hunting camp in the woods, on Sep. 4, 1937. Since then the graveyard procession of dead coon dogs, many with fancy tombstones, hasn't stopped.

Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery

Address:
4945 Coon Dog Cemetery Rd, Cherokee, AL
Directions:
Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery. Seven miles west of Tuscumbia on US Hwy 72. Turn left (south) on Hwy 247, go 12 miles, turn right, and follow the signs.
Phone:
256-383-0783
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Coon Dog Cemetery

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Grave of Troop. 1922-1937

Coon Dog Cemetery

Spent yesterday visiting the Coon Dog Cemetery. What a wonderful day at this one-of-a-kind-place devoted to the memory of the "Coon Dog." Loved paying my respects to these animals.

[Buffett2010, 07/03/2019]

Coon Dog Cemetery.

Coon Dog Cemetery

Hundreds of coon dogs are buried, dating back to 1937, I do believe. It's neat. Worth a side trip after visiting the Rattlesnake Saloon restaurant, which is in the side of a mountain in Tuscumbia.

[Jeremy Raines, 07/25/2018]

Coon Dog Cemetery.

Coon Dog Cemetery

I had never been to Alabama, and was looking for different things to see. My brother, who raises coon dogs, thought it would be interesting to see this cemetery. How surprised we were to see such a cared-for place. Each grave had flowers, and most had an American flag; each had different objects from each dog's life (Not all the dogs are from Alabama). The road was clearly marked and the countryside was peaceful and lovely.

[Sue Golden, 05/21/2017]

Coon Dog Cemetery.

Coon Dog Graveyard

The Coon Dog Cemetery was interesting, and we thought it was worth a stop if you are a dog lover. The grounds are clean and it is neat reading the tombstones.

[Danae, 06/10/2014]

Coon Dog Cemetery.

Coon Dog Cemetery

Just returned from a visit to the Tuscumbia area, and made a special trip to the Coon Dog Cemetery. It's a beautiful area, with a picnic pavilion and hiking trail. The headstones are fun to read. You can feel how much people loved their dogs! There were flowers on each grave and many had American flags, too.

[Jamie Jarboe, 02/26/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Rattlesnake Saloon - In a CaveRattlesnake Saloon - In a Cave, Tuscumbia, AL - 4 mi.
Shoe TreeShoe Tree, Cherokee, AL - 10 mi.
Giant Aluminum Rock 'n' RollerGiant Aluminum Rock 'n' Roller, Sheffield, AL - 18 mi.
In the region:
Birthplace of Elvis, Tupelo, MS - 48 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

September 15, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Alabama Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Ray Bradbury Rides a Rocket, Waukegan, Illinois (Sep 9-15, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Cherokee, Alabama

Nightly rates found:

Book Now