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Hopkirk Family Cemetery

Location: Lockridge Township, Section 35. At the East edge of the town of Lockridge on 218th Street. (see township map.)

Burials: 1875 and 1901.

Condition: One stone with two names in the front yard of a home along the paved road:

John HOPKIRK, born 1 Apr 1809, died 28 Jun 1875
Jane NICHOLSON HOPKIRK, born 1810, died 11 Jan 1901 -- Obituary

Mowed: Mowed yard.

Photo taken Sept. 3, 2001

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Tuesday, September 24, 1946
Section F, Page 2, Column 2

HOPKIRK FARM AT LOCKRIDGE DATES TO 1836.... Believed to be the county's oldest "family farm" is the HOPKIRK farm east of Lockridge dating back 110 years to 1836.... The HOPKIRK farm one fourth mile east of Lockridge on (*old) Highway 34 has been in the family for 110 years. The original owner was John HOPKIRK who was born April 1, 1809, in Scotland. He arrived in Jefferson county in 1835 and secured the land from the government. The deed was signed by Presdident James K. Polk. His children owned it until four years ago when his grandson, David A. HOPKIRK, purchased it and has been the owner since.
*Note: Highway 34 has since been re-routed south of Lockridge.

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