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Simpsonville, Kentucky: Horrible Massacre

According to its historical marker -- titled "Horrible Massacre" -- nearly all of the dead were formerly enslaved. 22 headstones are right next to the highway.

US Hwy 60, Simpsonville, KY
One mile west of town on the south side of US Hwy 60. Look for the line of tombstones. No good pullovers eastbound.
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Horrible Massacre graves.

Horrible Massacre

Massacre of Northern Forces of the United States by Confederate Guerrillas in 1865. [Van Gonska, 05/14/2016]

What distinguishes this horrible massacre site from others is its double row of 22 headstones next to the highway. According to its historical marker, nearly all of the dead were former slaves.

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