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Last Week in the Cemetery (Week of May 08)

Posted July 5, 2023 by M.S. Coyne

The cemetery was a busy place the week after the derby.

Thursday we were visited by students from Transylvania University as part of a history class. Ms. Yvonne Giles led them on a brief walking tour of some notable markers and then settled beneath the shade of a large Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) to discuss the role of Transylvania University and the development

of East End neighborhoods.

(Ms. Giles Schools Some Transy Students)

Saturday we were visited by Hoe ‘N Hope Garden Club for their monthly Service Morning.

(Hoe ‘N Hope Garden Club at the Front Gates. The marker in the foreground in unique in the cemetery. What could it symbolize? It resembles a boot cleaning fixture common to many farmsteads.)

The Garden Club was joined by a group of volunteers from Trees Lexington! Who mulched around all of the trees in Sections C and D as part of good tree stewardship. They were helped in their efforts by a woodchip pile donated by Town Branch Tree Experts.

(Woodchips Courtesy of Town Branch Tree Experts)

(The Proper Way to Mulch Around Trees)

Remember, if you or your group would like to contribute a few hours of service maintaining African Cemetery No. 2 in 2023, please contact Mark Coyne at to plan a visit.

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