Milton, Kentucky has the distinction of being one of the oldest towns in the Commonwealth. It was established by the law of Virginia in 1789, three years before Kentucky became a state. The settlement has almost always been small with today’s population of about 574 people. The town is located in Trimble County where the county seat is Bedford.
In 1958, Milton was used in the opening and closing of the Hollywood film, Some Came Running. All the major stars of the film, which was filmed in Madison, Indiana, came to Milton for the end of the film shot in Moffett Cemetery. Those stars were Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer and Arthur Kennedy. Even though the scene was the burial of Miss MacLaine’s character, she was on hand for the shooting.
According to the Internet Movie Data Base, two other films were made at Moffett Cemetery in Milton. They were Distant Drums in 1951 and We Shall Return in 1964.