Old Guide's Cemetery

Old Guide's Cemetery (HM218X)

Location: Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 Edmonson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 11.228', W 86° 6.032'

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This cemetery, known as 'Old Guide's Cemetery,"
probably began as a slave cemetery. Others buried
here were early visitors to Mammoth Cave. They
share this resting place with cave guide Stephen
Bishop, who died in 1857 and is the only known
Mammoth Cave guide buried here.

Bishop was owned by Dr John Croghan, a
physician and the proprietor of the Mammoth
Cave Estate. A nineteenth-century tourist
enterprise, the Mammoth Cave Estate was
forerunner to what became Mammoth Cave
National Park.

The Mammoth Cave Estate as drawn by Danish artist Fredrick Reichert shortly after Stephen Biship's death. Fire destroyed the estate in 1916.

Three of Dr. John Croghan's tuberculosis patients lie buried here. They lived their last days underground in consumptive huts in a failed hospital they shared with 13 other patients.
HM NumberHM218X
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Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 579835 N 4116010
Decimal Degrees37.18713333, -86.10053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.228', W 86° 6.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 13.68" N, 86° 6' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mammoth Cave Entrance Rd, Mammoth Cave KY 42259, US
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