Post Cemetery

Post Cemetery (HMQPD)

Location: Fort Knox, KY 40121 Hardin County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.739', W 85° 57.873'

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— Historic Fort Knox —

Saint Patrick's Parish Church and Cemetery occupied this site from 1831 until 1899. The church was relocated to Stithton in 1899. When the Post Cemetery was established in 1920, the stones from the foundation of the old Saint Patrick's Church were used to build the small caretaker house and cemetery walls. The first grave in the post cemetery was that of Gerald Collins, a dependent child, in April 1920. The first soldier buried was Norman Curry in June 1921. The Armor Center Commander, Major General Hugh J. Gaffey, killed in an airplane crash at Fort Knox, was buried here in June 1946. German and Italian prisoners of war who died at Fort Knox during World War II were buried in a special section of the cemetery. Construction projects made it necessary to relocate the Reuben Jones and Pearson Family Cemeteries to this area in 1957
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HM NumberHMQPD
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Placed ByUSA Armor Center
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 591039 N 4194742
Decimal Degrees37.89565000, -85.96455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.739', W 85° 57.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 44.34" N, 85° 57' 52.38" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Park Rd, Fort Knox KY 40121, US
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