Created out of a gift of land from the Still family of Warren County, Kentucky, the Still Cemetery became the final resting place for many residents of the Blue Level community of Bowling Green. A descendant of the Still family, Larry D. Montgomery, has recently completed an inventory of the cemetery and donated a copy to WKU’s Special Collections Library. The grave listings will be useful to genealogists as they provide names, dates and epitaphs for the farmers, quarrymen, railroad workers and their families who are buried there. In addition, Montgomery’s research supplies other data such as family relationships and cause of death.
Making use of records held in the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives section of the Special Collections Library, Montgomery also outlines the role of the Still family in the establishment of two local churches, Providence Knob Baptist Church and White Stone Quarry Baptist Church. Combining documentary research and hands-on field work, the book is the author’s tribute to his own family and the history of a community.