"Family Cemeteries" Have a Uniqueness in Appalachia, Represent a Special Commitment to Family

Mountain people know, but for those who don’t, these are “family cemeteries.”

Hoskins Cemetery Island Creek Hill

Hoskins Cemetery on Island Creek Hill off U.S. 421 in Manchester, Kentucky
The School Board (CCBOE) in Clay County is attempting to relocate this Historical Cemetery & the
"David & Goliath" style dispute between friends of the 128 year-old Burial Ground and the (CCBOE) has now landed in Federal Court (Photo) ClayCoNews

By Lyn Hacker

To those who travel down the Hal Rogers Parkway in southeast Kentucky, one of the most interesting sights you’ll come across are tiny precious cemeteries up on hillsides, speckled along the highway.