No Destination: Louisville Zoo's Cemetery

Louisville Zoo
Cemetery at the Louisville Zoo, Louisville, Ky.
In the middle of the Louisville Zoo is a family cemetery. The old cemetery is a quiet respite in the middle of a modern, busy cemetery. Although it does not hold the grandeur of Louisville's Cave Hill Cemetery, it is a fine old family cemetery. A marker, Salute to a Pioneer Family, rests near the Phillips-Durrett-Clark Cemetery and reads:
The American branch of the Phillips family began with Jenkin Phillips, born in 1744 in Loudon Co., Virginia. He fought with George Washington and helped survey what was then called Kentucky County for Patrick Henry and the Commonwealth of Virginia. For his services, Phillips was deeded 1,00 acres of land radiating out from this spot. At the time of his death in 1822, the family owned land extending from this area into southern Indiana.