Please email your
coordinators if you have any additional information regarding this
cemetery. The material contained on this page was derived from the
book "Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and
Virginia" by Robert Foster Johnson for the West-Central Kentucky
Family Research Association, which holds the copyright to this
information. The book was published by McDowell Publications in
1981 and I was told by the Association's President that it still has a
very limited supply remaining. Please contact them if you wish
to purchase a copy of this book.
This cemetery is
located in Northern Jefferson County
Physical Location: 710 Victoria
Place. From Brownsboro Road, turn onto Victoria Place. The
cemetery is located near the end of the street. As you
start to go to the right at the beginning of the cul-de-sac, the
cemetery is in what looks like a side yard, behind a large pine
The Herr and Rudy families were prominent landowners in
Louisville, Kentucky in the 1700s-1800s. The original Rudy
mansion of family patriarch John George Rudy (and, later, the
home of his grandson, George Rudy and his wife, Susan Frances
Herr) was located behind what is now Christ Church United
Methodist at 4614 Brownsboro Road. The cemetery is on what would
have been part of the Rudy property, which has since been
subdivided. The cemetery is in good condition. (June 2015).
Ellen White 6/2015
It is not certain when
this survey was taken, but going on the fact the book's copyright
was 1981, it must be assumed it was a time before that date.
The book states that the owner of the property where this cemetery
lies at this time belongs to a "R. E. Mason at 7060 Victoria
Avenue, on west side of street 30 ft. back from the
sidewalk. Approximately 35 graves. This is evidently
the old Rudy Graveyard, completely disintegrated."
The author only listed the following 5
graves. He generally only listed the oldest graves at a site
in his book.
Daniel Rudy, d. 20 Jun 1850 in his
Mary Rudy, wife of Daniel Rudy, d. 23
Margaret G. Herr, wife of Richard S.
Herr, d. 11 Jan 1854 at 24 years
John G. Oldham, b. 1812, d. 1887
Catherine Ann Oldham, wife of J. G.
Oldham, b. 1814, d. 1904
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