Zachary Taylor's Tomb

Zachary Taylor

In Dead Presidents, Presidential Gravesites, Travel by Brady Carlson0 Comments

Zachary Taylor's Tomb

Buried: Louisville, Kentucky
Died: July 9, 1850

See him: Serene. Peaceful. Respectful. Everything about the national cemetery named for Zachary Taylor is perfect.

Well, everything but one thing:

Memorial obelisk next to Zachary Taylor's tomb

The hero of “Beuna Vista” was a somewhat uneven speller himself, so he probably doesn’t mind the typo on his memorial obelisk. But he might have minded being exhumed some 150 years after his death – to see whether he’d been poisoned with arsenic back in 1850. (The tests said he wasn’t… probably.) Old Rough and Ready isn’t likely to leave the tomb again anytime soon, so you can (and should) pay him a visit next time you’re in Louisville.

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