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

Hind, Richard

Hind experimented with plants and developed new farm crops; he was thought to be the first person to cultivate watermelons in Kentucky. Hinds Bend on the Kentucky River is named after him. Hind had been a slave at Boonesborough. For more see Kentucky's Black Heritage, by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

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Read about Boonesborough, Kentucky in Wikipedia.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky's Black heritage; the role of the Black people in the history of Kentucky from pioneer days to the present

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“Hind, Richard,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 9, 2020,

Last modified: 2017-09-21 22:59:59