By: Tara Blue
On May 27th, the Harris Cemetery off Tom Bass Road was designated as a historic site by the Boone County Historical Society.

The site is the final resting ground for notable Boone County figures such as first sheriff of Boone County, Overton Harris (1789-1844), Judge James Harris (1818-1881), and Judge David Hickman (1866-1930). The earliest known burial in the cemetery was that of Benjamin Bennett in 1826. The cemetery precedes the founding of Ashland in 1853 and is coming up on its bicentennial.

To read more see this week’s Boone County Journal…