African American History of Clark County

The Bluegrass Heritage Museum is collecting articles and stories on the African American history of Clark County. If you would like to contribute to this website, please contact Sandy Stults, museum director, at

Before Abolition: African-Americans in Early Clark County, Kentucky


The peculiar story of Daniel (Bush)

Aaron Abbott’s amazing achievements

Archer (McDonald)’s suit for freedom

Fanny Cole, a most enterprising woman

The links above are several of the chapters from an upcoming book by Lyndon Comstock entitled Before Abolition: African-Americans in Early Clark County, Kentucky. Lyndon lives in Bolinas, California. He has been researching black people in Clark County for the past eight years.

Poynterville: Origins of a Black Community

Green Martin: Soldier, Farmer and Beloved Husband

Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Winchester

Oliver High School Athletics


Winchester Little League Baseball

Harry G. Enoch has published a regular column in the Winchester Sun called “Where In The World” since 2005. Above is a selection of his articles concerning the African American history of the county.

Miscellaneous Links

African American Schools in Clark County, KY

Elaine Farris

Henry Edward Baker




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