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).