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Governor

Party

Years
Served

Where Buried

Location of Gravesite
City, State

Isaac Shelby Democratic- Republican

1792-1796

Family Cemetery Outside Danville, Kentucky
James Garrard Democratic- Republican

1796-1804

Family Cemetery Bourbon County, Kentucky
Christopher Greenup Democratic- Republican

1804-1808

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
Charles Scott Democratic- Republican

1808-1812

Canewood Cemetery, then moved to Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
Isaac Shelby Democratic- Republican

1812-1816

Family Cemetery Outside Danville, Kentucky
George Madison Democratic- Republican

1816

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
Gabriel Slaughter Democratic- Republican

1816-1820

Family Cemetery Mercer County, Kentucky
John Adair Democratic- Republican

1820-1824

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
Joseph Desha Democratic- Republican

1824-1828

Georgetown Cemetery Georgetown, Kentucky
Thomas Metcalfe Nat. Republican

1828-1832

Family Cemetery Nicholas County, Kentucky
John Breathitt Democratic

1832-1834

Breathitt Cemetery, then moved to Maple Grove Cemetery  Russellville, Kentucky
James Turner Morehead National Republican, then Whig

1834-1836

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
James Clark Whig

1836-1839

Family Cemetery  Winchester, Kentucky
Charles Anderson Wickliffe Whig

1839-1840

Bardstown Cemetery   Bardstown, Kentucky
Robert P. Letcher Whig

1840-1844

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
William Owsley Whig

1844-1848

Belleview Cemetery Danville, Kentucky
John John Crittenden Whig

1848-1850

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
John L. Helm Whig

1850-1851

Family Cemetery Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Lazarus W. Powell Democratic

1851-1855

Fernwood Cemetery   Henderson, Kentucky
Charles Slaughter Morehead Know Nothing

1855-1859

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
Beriah Magoffin Democratic

1859-1862

Spring Hill Cemetery  Harrodsburg, Kentucky
James F. Robinson Democratic

1862-1863

Georgetown Cemetery Georgetown, Kentucky
Thomas E. Bramlette Democratic

1863-1867

Cave Hill Cemetery Louisville, Kentucky
John L. Helm Democratic

1867

Family Cemetery Elizabethtown, Kentucky
John W. Stevenson Democratic

1867-1871

Spring Grove Cemetery  Cincinnati, Ohio
Preston H. Leslie Democratic

1871-1875

Forestvale Cemetery Helena, Montana
James B. McCreary Democratic

1875-1879

Richmond Cemetery   Richmond, Kentucky
Luke P.  Blackburn Democratic

1879-1883

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
James Proctor Knott Democratic

1883-1887

Ryder Cemetery   Lebanon, Kentucky
Simon Bolivar Buckner Democratic

1887-1891

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
John Young Brown Democratic

1891-1895

Fernwood Cemetery   Henderson, Kentucky
William O. Bradley Republican

1895-1899

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
William S. Taylor Republican

1899-1900

Crown Hill Cemetery  Indianapolis, Indiana
William Goebel Democratic

1900-

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
John Crepps Wickliffe (J.C.W.) Beckham Democratic

1900- 1907

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
Augustus E. Willson Republican

1907-1911

Cave Hill Cemetery Louisville, Kentucky
James B. McCreary Democratic

1911-1915

Richmond Cemetery   Richmond, Kentucky
Augustus Owsley Stanley Democratic

1915-1919

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
James Dixon Black Democratic

1919

Barbourville Cemetery Barbourville, Kentucky
Edwin P. Morrow Republican

1919-1923

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
William J. Fields Democratic

1923-1927

Olive Hill Cemetery Olive Hill, Kentucky
Flem D. Sampson Republican

1927-1931

Barbourville Cemetery   Barbourville, Kentucky
Ruby Laffoon Democratic

1931-1935

Grapevine Cemetery   Madisonville, Kentucky
A.B. (Happy) Chandler Democratic

1935-1939

Pisgah Presbyterian Cemetery Woodford County, Kentucky
Keen Johnson Democratic

1939-1943

Richmond Cemetery   Richmond, Kentucky
Simeon S. Willis Republican

1943-1647

Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort, Kentucky
Earle C. Clements Democratic

1947-1950

Odd Fellows Cemetery  Morganfield, Kentucky
Lawrence W. Wetherby Democratic

1950-1955

   
A.B. (Happy) Chandler Democratic

1955-1959

   
Bert T. Combs Democratic

1959-1963

Beech Creek Cemetery Manchester, Kentucky
Edward (Ned) Breathitt Democratic

1963-1967

Riverside Cemetery Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Louie B. Nunn Republican

1967-1971

Cosby Cemetery Glasgow, Kentucky
Wendell H. Ford Democratic

1971-1974

Elmwood Cemetery

Owensboro, Kentucky

Julian M. Carroll Democratic

1974-1979

   
John Y. Brown Jr. Democratic

1979-1983

   
Martha Layne (Hall) Collins Democratic

1983-1987

   
Wallace G.  Wilkinson Democratic

1987-1991

originally buried at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Nicholasville, KY.  Later moved to Sarasota Memorial Park

Sarasota, Florida

Brereton C. Jones Democratic

1991-1995

   
Paul E. Patton Democratic

1995-2003

   

Ernie Fletcher

Republican

2003-2007

   

Steve Beshear  

Democratic

2007-2015

   

Matt Bevin

Republican

2015

   


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