Louisville, Kentucky: Cemetery in a Zoo

When the Louisville Zoo was developed, there was a small family cemetery on the property -- so the zoo simply built around it.

Louisville Zoo

Address:
1100 Trevillian Way, Louisville, KY
Directions:
Louisville Zoo. From I-264 take either exit 15 or 14. Drive north. Trevillian Way connects these two roads about a mile north of the interstate. Once inside the Zoo entrance, turn left. The cemetery will be on the right, behind the Etscorn Garden.
Hours:
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
502-459-2181
Admission:
Adults $16.25, plus $5 to park.
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Cemetery in a Zoo

Louisville Zoo has a human cemetery on its grounds. The zoo wasn't built until 1969, and on its land was a small family cemetery. It was decided to keep the cemetery and build the zoo around it. The Phillips-Durrett-Clark Cemetery is named for the families buried there, but only one grave has a marker -- Jenkins Phillips, who fought with George Washington and helped survey Kentucky. A low stone wall surrounds the cemetery and a an iron arch is above the entrance.

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