Traveling off the beaten path in northern Alabama near Florence, I discovered a Coon Dog Cemetery and had to stop by for a visit. This unique place was created Sept. 4, 1937 after Key Underwood's legendary coonhound died. Choosing a spot in a popular hunting camp where hunters gather to plan their trips, Key decided his beloved dog Troop would enjoy having his final resting place in this special place.
From this act of love the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard was born. Other hunters soon decided to do the same, creating a one of kind place for both hunters and their devoted friends.
Check out more about the place at http://coondogcemetery.com/index.html
To commemorate the beginning of this special place, every year on Labor Day, the cemetery hold a special event where there is music, dancing, food and liar's contest.
As only coon dogs are
For those of you who might know more about this than I do, I have a question. Why do people leave coins and what-nots on Troop's headstone.
If you'd like to see more pictures visit my youtube video.
Have a wonderful Labor Day,