Colonel Sanders is the famous founder of KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and he's one of Louisville's most prominent residents. Visit his grave this fall at the Cave Hill National Cemetery, and see one of Louisville's more unique attractions. This is one of the city's prettiest places, and it's really not at all scary.
A Day at Cave Hill
The Cave Hill national cemetery is a beautiful and sprawling place full of landscaping and monuments, and the Colonel Sanders grave is one of the best. He's one of Kentucky's most colorful characters, and still one of the most recognizable Americans in history. Colonel Sanders is still seen on TV today, played by famous comedians who attempt to copy his iconic look and smooth Kentucky drawl.
His grave has a bust that shows the man himself, sculpted by his daughter Margaret. You'll find his final resting place if you enter Cave Hill at Grinstead Drive and turn right. Follow the yellow line, and it will take you right to it. You can find Cave Hill at 701 Baxter Avenue, right next to the Cherokee Triangle community.
Inside the Triangle
It’s called the Cherokee Triangle because that’s how this neighborhood is shaped. The triangle is surrounded on one side by the peaceful green grass of Cave Hill, and on the other by the wild natural beauty of Cherokee Park. That gives residents here amazing views on both sides, and amazing places to live in-between. The Cherokee Triangle is one of several neighborhoods that help make up the Highlands, an area of Louisville that's famous for shopping, eating and having lots of different housing options.
You can find it all in Cherokee Triangle. There are grand estate homes that truly do justice to those words, pretty classic homes perfect for families, tall townhouse-like buildings that are designed to make an impression, everything from Craftsman to cottage designs. Some buildings in Cherokee Triangle are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but they're been renovated and updated inside. No worries -- homes here are running on electricity, not on gas lamps.
Go see it for yourself, and take the time to take a look around the Cherokee Triangle after you pay your respects to Colonel Sanders. He was a man who respected fine housing and great eating, and that's exactly why he belongs in the Highlands. Maybe you do, too.
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