Residents are reminded of a unique Independence Day commemoration ceremony that will be held in Christian County tomorrow morning.
A monument dedicated to the 71 men who fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War will be dedicated at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West at 10am. Official local historian William Turner says the monument is impressive in size and in what it stands for.
Turner says 71 may sound like a large number of Christian County residents in 1776 to have fought for independence, but says the area’s rich farmland was already highly coveted.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West is on the far south side of Hopkinsville on Fort Campbell Boulevard.