Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery was started on Labor Day 1937 by Key Underwood when he buried his beloved coon dog Troop and erected a marker in his honor. Troop, a half redbone and half birdsong, was known in the area as the best cold-nosed (meaning he could follow cold coon tracks until they grew fresh) coonhound. Soon other coon hunters started burying their coon dogs in the cemetery. Today, over 200 coonhounds from all over the USA are buried at the cemetery
As strange as it sounds, Paris has a dog cemetery; “Le cimetière des chiens”. Created in 1899, it is believed to be the first pet cemetery in the world. You will find hundreds of tumbs under the shade of trees longing the Seine River. You will also be amazed by some of the tumbs, worthy of the greatest human celebrities. Yet, there are still some living souls in this cemetery as a dozen of cats pace up and down the alleys. You can almost hear them cry on the graves of their buddies cat.