LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- "The Greatest" will join some other Kentucky greats in his final resting place.

Louisville's Cave Hill Cemetery has roughly 135,000 graves in its 300 acres.

Thousands of soldiers are buried there, as well as Kentucky Fried Chicken founder, Colonel Harland Sanders. 

The man who settled Louisville and the founder of Churchill Downs are buried there too.

Former state senator Georgia Davis Powers was buried at Cave Hill earlier this year.

Now, the legendary boxer and Louisville native, Muhammad Ali, will be added to the famous names at Cave Hill Cemetery.

"He's probably instantly going to be the most recognizable famous person buried there in Cave Hill," Jim Holmberg with the Filson Historical Society said, "I mean with Muhammad Ali being there, that just makes it even more of a famous cemetery in its own rite."

Cave Hill Cemetery will be closed Friday for Ali's burial.

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