Coon Dog Cemetery
The Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard is a cemetery located in rural Colbert County, Alabama, USA, reserved specifically for the burial of coon dogs. Key Underwood established the cemetery on September 4, 1937 by burying his own dog there. Underwood chose the spot as it was previously a popular hunting camp. As of August 2014, more than 300 dogs are buried in the graveyard.
Dogs must meet three requirements to qualify for burial at the cemetery: the owner must verify that their dog is a purebred coonhound, a witness must declare that the deceased is a coon dog, and a member of the local coonhunters' organization must be allowed to view the remains.
Headstones in the cemetery range from homemade wooden and metal monuments to more elaborate marble engraved stones. The dead include many notable coonhounds.
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