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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Historic Spring Garden Cemetery damaged by vandals

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Henderson Police Department is investigating vandalism at the historic Spring Garden Cemetery located behind the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office on Zion Road. More than a dozen tombstones were knocked over and broken at the cemetery sometime during the past week.

This is the burial place of Revolutionary War officer Lt. Colonel Samuel Hopkins Jr. who is also a founder of Henderson. The property underwent extensive work that was completed in 2011. Anyone with information concerning this act of vandalism and anyone who has walked the trail in the past week is asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at 270-831-1295 or Crime Stoppers at 270-831-1111.

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