Evergreen Cemetery is a Not for Profit Organization. The cemetery spans 250 acres and is accepting burials. Evergreen is nestled in a small town amongst outlining trees and rolling hills. This huge historic cemetery is reminiscent of earlier times. The cemetery is fortunate to be situated whereas it optimizes all seasons. Springtime brings fresh smells of flowers and blooming foliage. Summer brings the green trees with the sounds of nature. Fall catches the eye with the beautiful yellows, reds and orange colors of the changing leaves. Winter snow occasionally covers the ground with a beautiful blanket of sparkling snow. The Cemetery was established in the 1840's replacing the original Newport Cemetery. The residence for Sexton of the cemetery was constructed in 1872. Seven years later the cemetery was officially acknowledged as Evergreen. A chapel was constructed on the grounds in 1902 and is used for funeral services and layouts. General James Taylor Jr. considered to be the founder of Newport, Kentucky is buried here. Along with a well known congressman Brent Spence. This cemetery was also used in the filming of Rain Man. Visit our Historic page for more cemetery history.
Friends of Evergreen
Evergreen Cemetery offers volunteer opportunities. For more information on how you can get connected click the link below.