cemetery became focal point for the Berrytown community, which
began when Alfred Berry purchased five acres in 1874. Berrytown
Cemetery was purchased on June 23, 1890, by United Brothers of
Friendship Lodge #83. As trustees, Lodge members maintained
cemetery and, in 1902, constructed its columns and entrance gate.
Presented by Jefferson County Commissioner Russ Maple.
(Reverse) Berrytown Cemetery -
Berrytown Cemetery's more than 300 burials include the Berry
family, other early settlers, and several military graves. Since
1984, Berrytown Cemetery has been owned and operated by a
corporation formed by area residents and continues to exemplify
the traditions of African American community building. Presented
by Jefferson County Commissioner Russ Maple.
Marker for Berrytown (marker
eastern Jefferson County community began with five acres purchased
in 1874 by Alfred Berry, a freedman. Other Berrytown founders were
Wm. Butler, Sallie Carter, and Kidd Williams, all of whom bought
land from Samuel L. Nock, a wealthy businessman. Presented by
Louisville and Jefferson County African American Heritage
(Reverse) Berrytown - In the 1870s,
Berrytown and Griffytown were created by freed African Americans.
In 1915 Anchorage PTA got a train carrying the Liberty Bell to
stop at neighboring schools, including Berrytown and Griffytown.
Until 1934, the Interurban Car System electric trolley transported
residents into Louisville. Presented by Louisville and Jefferson
County African American Heritage Committee, Inc.