John VanZant Cemetery

Old John VanZant Cemetery, Rockcastle County Kentucky

Cemetery General Information

John VanZant Cemetery

  • John VanZant Cemetery LOCATION: Start at the intersection of Route #1004 and Poplar Gap Road. Take Poplar Gap Road 1.8 miles to road up hollow on right. Turn right up narrow road and go .2 mile to house on left. Park car. The cemetery is located on hillside in front of the house (north) about 1000′ from the house and up the STEEP hill. Cemetery is about 200′ higher altitude than the house. Walk or ride a mountain goat.
  • NOTE: Information contributed by Richard Anderson Mullins and Willie VanZant. There are 50-60 people in this cemetery, several are babies; some are marked with field stones. Vernie Head VanZant, Lloyd VanZant, John VanZant, Mary Williams VanZant, Nancy Durham, Andy Durham, Callie Head Childress, are all known to be buried here but there are no markers.


  • Childress Callie Head no dates


  • Durham Andy no dates
  • Durham Nancy no dates


  • VanZant Elmer C. 2 Nov 1939 – 19 Dec 1939
  • VanZant John no dates
  • VanZant Lloyd no dates
  • VanZant Mary Williams no dates
  • VanZant Oliver 16 Sep 1902 – 5 Dec 1921
  • VanZant Sarah J. (nee Tankersley) 2 Jun 1882 – 19 Jul 1923
  • VanZant Vernie no dates
  • VanZant Walter 3 Feb 1907 – 20 Nov 1907