Kosciusko Monuments

Since we were in Kosciusko to visit Miss Hull’s house, we took these pics at the cemetery which is just a couple of blocks away.

This couple, the Burdines, had 19 children together – their names are all on the center part of the monument:

19 Children Listed in the Burdine Family. Cemetery, Kosciusko MS

The best-known monument here is of Laura Kelly who died in 1890.  Her husband had a sculptor in Italy make a monument of her from a picture of her on their wedding day:

Laura Kelly Monument, Kosciusko MS

Laura Kelly Monument, Kosciusko MS

Laura Kelly Monument, Kosciusko MS

At the time of her death, Mr. Kelly was having their home built, so people say that is why he asked the architect to add on a third story – so that he would be able to see her monument from that window:

Laura Kelly Home, Kosciusko MS

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