From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Cedar Creek and Mill Creek, KY

The Cedar Creek Black Cemetery is located in Hardin County, KY. Buried there are the descendants of the former enslaved who lived in the area. After the enslaved gained their freedom, an African American community was established around the cemetery along with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a school. 

A second African American community existed near Wright Cemetery. According to Gary Kempf (see below), there are two cemeteries behind the Wright Cemetery where African Americans were buried. The land that held the communities and the cemeteries was taken over for the expansion of Fort Knox Military Reservation.

For more see The Land Before Fort Knox, by G. Kempf.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Hardin County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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“Cedar Creek and Mill Creek, KY,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 13, 2024,

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