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Near Stanford in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Boneyville

 
 
Boneyville Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Boneyville Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  One of several “free towns” in Lincoln Co. Created in 1867 from Hugh Hays’ estate and named for founder, Napoleon Bonaparte Hays (1838-1907). “Boney” earned freedom in 1864 enlisting at Camp Nelson as Pvt., Co. C., 12th Regt. U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery during Civil War. One of founders of AME Church in Stanford & the Boneyville School.

Hays-Simpson descendants and Boneyville residents

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Alfred Simpson (1828-1905), a former slave, purchased 225 acres in Boneyville. He helped establish one-room school after Civil War. It was used until about 1961. Marriage joined the Hays & Simpson families. Many descendants still reside in this area. Community supports two churches, Bethel AME and First Missionary Baptist.

Hays-Simpson descendants and Boneyville residents


 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2268.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans

Boneyville Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Boneyville Marker (Side 2)
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Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 37° 30.322′ N, 84° 41.482′ W. Marker is near Stanford, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Boneyville Road and Spoonamore Road, on the right when traveling west on Boneyville Road. Marker is located in front of Boneyville Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanford KY 40484, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cedars (approx. 2 miles away); Logan's Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Stanford Female College (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kentucky's Oldest Main Street (approx. 2.3 miles away); Alcorn Homestead / Sophia K. Alcorn (approx. 2.3 miles away); Baughman Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Wilderness Road / Logan’s Station (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanford.
 
Also see . . .  Boneyville. (Submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Boneyville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Boneyville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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