The Memorial Gates at the entrance to Maplewood Cemetery in Mayfield were placed there by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. While in the cemetery be sure to see the Wooldridge Monuments--18 life-size statues at the 1899 tomb of the man who commissioned the "strange procession that never moves!"
Mayfield is also the home to a unique Confederate Memorial, located on the courthouse square. Designed to serve as a drinking fountain, it is one of five utilitarian Civil War monuments in Kentucky.
The Mayfield visitor center is in the circa 1928 Edana Locus House, 201 E. College, M-F 8-4, 270/247-6101, and is handicapped accessible.
CIVIL WAR HISTORICAL MARKERS IN AND NEAR MAYFIELD:
Secession Abandoned (State Marker 732, Courthouse lawn, US 45 & KY 80, Mayfield)
Two Successful Raids (State Marker 654, US 45 & KY 80, Mayfield)
Two Successful Raids (State Marker 655, KY 116 & 129, Dukedom, Graves Co.)