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Wooldridge Monuments

Take a selfie with Colonel Wooldridge in Maplewood Cemetery (611 North 5th Street, Mayfield) and get your Kentucky After Dark Wooldridge Monuments Passport Sticker!

To get your passport sticker during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, visit the Mayfield-Graves County Tourism Office at 201 East College Street, in Mayfield.

After hours and on weekends, you can get your passport sticker at the Super 8 Hotel, located at 1100 Links Lane, in Mayfield.     

We can’t wait to hear about your encounter with the Colonel!

In a plot of Maplewood Cemetery are the unusual stone figures of an eccentric aristocrat and Civil War soldier, tagged as, “The Strange Procession That Never Moves”. These figures were built from 1892 until Wooldridge’s death on May 30, 1899; Henry Wooldridge (buried here in 1899), his family, friends and favorite animals are enshrined here. Following damage from the Ice Storm of 2009, all the monuments were restored on site, by the Monument Conservation Collaborative, a historic monument restoration firm. 

Featured in the “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” television series and in the book, “Weird Kentucky”, people from all over the world visit Mayfield to see the Wooldridge Monuments. The Confederate Memorial Gate to Maplewood Cemetery and the Wooldridge Monuments both are on the National Register of Historic Places (gates open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily).

Watch the video linked below to hear the stories of Maplewood Cemetery and then go visit to see if you can hear the sound of Colonel Wooldridge riding through the Cemetery on his trusty steed, Fop.

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