Wooldridge Monuments, Maplewood Cemetery

Mayfield, Ky

This rare statuary, a memorial to loved ones, was conceived by Col. Henry Wooldridge. His central marble figure was carved in Italy. He was devoted to the memory of his family and his life. Animal lover, famous fox hunter and member of the Masonic order, only he is entombed here. Details are available at the Chamber of Commerce.

The Graves County Public Library is a Family Search Affiliate Library

Membership is not required to attend but welcomed. 

Graves County Family History book order form

The Graves County Public Library is now open at 1109A State Route 121 South.

For those searching their ancestors, the library has Ancestry.com and

FamilySearch.org available for patrons visiting the library.

Society Contacts


Surnames Being Researched

Membership Application

Schedule of Events

Our Graves County Genealogical Society is making a book of people from Graves County that have served in the armed forces.

If you know of anyone that has served or is presently serving, and they are from Graves County, we would appreciate their name, rank, and period of service.

The book will be kept in the Graves County Public Library for use by those seeking information on their ancestors or descendants.

The information can be emailed to the Society President or Webmaster

Searchable sites to help you find your Ancestors

Cyndi's List

On Line Searchable Death Indices


U.S. GenWeb Project

Heritage Quest

Kentucky County Formations

Tennessee Genealogy

Tennessee County Formation

Native AmericanGuide

Jackson Purchase History

Hickman County Genealogy

Library of Congress Newspapers

Missouri Birth & DeathRecords Pre-1910

Known Graves County Cemetery GPS Location

Nationwide Grave Site Locator

Kentucky Death Record 1911-2000

Mayfield High School Class of 1920

The photos below are from a book rescued from a house being demolished

in Tampa, Florida. We are trying to find the descendants of those in the photos

in order to return the book to the family. The gentleman standing was photographed in

Rio De Janeiro. If you know any of the folk, please contact the webmaster