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Pricetown, Nihizertown, and Centerville (Fayette County, KY)

Located on Todds Road in Fayette County, the Pricetown land was divided into lots by owner Dr. S. Price. The lots were sold to African Americans at the end of the Civil War. The exact date the community was established is not known, though there are records in the Fayette County deed books as early as 1873. A church was established in 1881. Nihizertown and Centerville are adjoining communities to Pricetown, and the three combined communities had more than 100 people at one time. For more see Negro Hamlets and Gentlemen Farms: a dichotomous rural settlement pattern in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, by P. C. Smith; and Historical Communities Near Lexington.


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“Pricetown, Nihizertown, and Centerville (Fayette County, KY),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 17, 2021,

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