Sundial: 1027
State/Province:  Kentucky Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 14.875’ N  43° 12.211' W
  • Cave Hill Cemetery
    701 Baxter Avenue
    Louisville, Kentucky 40204
    8:00 AM to 4:45 PM, 7 days a week
    Plot is Section M, Lot: 469
    Maps are available online and at the entrances to the cemetery
  • This bronze armillary has equatorial and meridian bands 18 inches in diameter. The equatorial band is 2 inches wide with Arabic Hour marks on the inside of the band and zodiac symbols on the outside. The gnomon rod is a traditional arrow 31 inches long. The sphere’s metal base is 7.5 inches in diameter and is decorated with the signs of the zodiac. The armillary sits atop a graceful round column 37.5 inches tall, including the 14x14x2 inch cap. The base is 16x16x2.5 inches. This in turn sits on a two-tier dais 10 inches high with the top tier inscribed "RIDGE" for the family plot.

    Dating of the dial is based on the gravestone of the oldest marker: Chrissie Cheatham Ridge, January 27, 1917 - January 23, 2000 Tempus Fugit But Our Love is Eternal
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Ridge Family Plot
  • On plinth: "RIDGE"
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
  • Construction Date: 2000
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Last Revised: 2021-11-06 15:30