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Burkesville, Kentucky: Civil War Grave in a Parking Lot

Civil War captain Jack McLain wanted his grave to be on the highest hill in Burkesville; it's still there, but so is a motel parking lot.

Alpine Mountain View Motel

700 Hill St., Burkesville, KY
Alpine Mountain View Motel. From the courthouse downtown turn west onto Hill St./Hwy 2276. Drive a half-mile, up into the hills. The entrance to the motel will be on the left. Drive past the swimming pool on the right; you'll see the grave straight ahead, in a little traffic island, with its own historical marker.
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Alpine Wotel.

Civil War Grave in a Parking Lot

According to motel parking lot owners, the grave was at another location near the highway, but during construction in the 1950s it was relocated to its current spot with a new funeral.

[Jeff Foushee, 08/19/2019]

Historical marker.

Civil War Grave in a Parking Lot

According to the historical marker, old Jack did himself in after accidentally killing a friend.

[Daydreamer, 08/09/2019]


Captain Jack's Motel Parking Grave

The grave of Civil War captain Jack McClain stands alone in the middle of the asphalt parking lot of the Alpine Motel, which is a unique place itself.

[Dale Braddock, 09/28/2013]

August 2019: Photo added.

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