Coon Dog Cemetery, 4945 Coondog Cemetery Rd., Cherokee, AL 35616. Over 300 coon dogs have been laid to rest in the scenic “Freedom Hills.” Unique headstones and epitaphs pay tribute to man’s best friend. Key Underwood’s raccoon hunting dog, Troop, was the first dog buried here on Labor Day in 1937. The Coon Dog Labor Day Celebration is held at the world’s only Coon Dog Cemetery. Enjoy “old time” bluegrass music, buck dancing, barbecue, and a liar’s contest. STS Top 20 event. Labor Day. Free (256) 383-0783. www.coondogcemetery.com. www.facebook.com/coondogcemetery Open daylight hours, daily, year round. Free.