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

Davistown (Garrard County, KY)

The community, referred to in Kentucky Place Names as a Negro settlement, is located in Bryantsville, KY, near the Boyle County line on Fisher Ford Road, east of the Dix River, about 7.5 miles north of Lancaster. The community was named after W. M. Davis, owner of the tract of land that was subdivided. Source: R. M. Rennick, Kentucky Place Names, p. 78.


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“Davistown (Garrard County, KY),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 20, 2020,

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