Cave Hill Cemetery
is a 296-acre Victorian era National Cemetery
located at 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky
. It is open daily to the public from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM (weather permitting). Its main entrance is on Baxter Avenue and there is a secondary one on Grinstead Drive. Both former Louisville mayors, for whom these streets are named (James F. Grinstead and John G Baxter), are buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.
Cave Hill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Cave Hill National Cemetery, containing military graves, is also on the National Register, added in 1998. Within the National Cemetery two additional items on the National Register: the 32nd Indiana Monument and the Louisville Union Monument.
Over 200 Confederate soldiers are buried in Section O. The original wooden grave markers have since been replaced by stone ones.
There were about 120,000 people interred by 2002, with space remaining for 22,000 more graves.
is the county seat
in Harrison County
. The population was 2,715 at the 2000 census. Corydon became the second territorial
capital of Indiana
in 1813, when it was moved there from Vincennes
for the purpose of being more centralized with the territory's population. Future U.S. President William Henry Harrison
donated the land for the purpose of building a capital, and it was he who named the town Corydon after a character in a favorite tune called Pastoral Elegy
Because of its historic nature, Corydon is a well-known regional tourist destination. The town hosts weekly events from early spring until late fall, usually centered around the historic town square. Some of the most attended events include the Halloween on the Square, Art Festival, the County Fair, and a long string of country and bluegrass concerts.
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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
is a 14,000 acre (57 km²) arboretum
, forest, and nature preserve located in Clermont, Kentucky
(south of Louisville, Kentucky
, United States
). It was founded in 1929 by Isaac Wolfe Bernheim
, a German immigrant and successful brewer whose whiskey distillery business established the I.W. Harper brand. He purchased the land in 1928 at $1 an acre because most of it had been stripped for mining iron ore.
The property includes a 240-acre (0.97 km²) arboretum containing over 1,900 labeled species and cultivars of trees, shrubs, and other plants. The arboretum includes over 185 cultivars of American holly species. Other major collections include maples, crab apples, conifers (including dwarf conifers), oaks, buckeyes, ginkgoes, ornamental pears, and dogwoods. Specific attractions within the arboretum include the sun and shade trail, quiet garden, and garden pavilion.
Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr.
(born February 20, 1942), is the senior United States Senator
. A Republican
, he was chosen by his peers as the Minority Leader
in November 2006, making him the top-ranking Republican in the 110th Congress, which convened in January 2007.
McConnell is a member of the Baptist Church. He married Elaine Chao, the current Secretary of Labor, in 1993, and has three grown daughters from his first marriage. McConnell's first wife worked as a librarian for a small college in the Northeast.
In 1992, McConnell teamed with the University of Louisville to create the McConnell Center.
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