Boneyville (HM29D7)

Location: Stanford, KY 40484 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.322', W 84° 41.482'

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One of several "free towns" in Lincoln Co. Created in 1867 from Hugh Hays' estate and named for founder, Napoleon Bonaparte Hays (1838-1907). "Boney" earned freedom in 1864 enlisting at Camp Nelson as Pvt., Co. C., 12th Regt. U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery during Civil War. One of founders of AME Church in Stanford & the Boneyville School.

Hays-Simpson descendants and Boneyville residents

Alfred Simpson (1828-1905), a former slave, purchased 225 acres in Boneyville. He helped establish one-room school after Civil War. It was used until about 1961. Marriage joined the Hays & Simpson families. Many descendants still reside in this area. Community supports two churches, Bethel AME and First Missionary Baptist.

Hays-Simpson descendants and Boneyville residents
HM NumberHM29D7
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 704060 N 4153440
Decimal Degrees37.50536667, -84.69136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.322', W 84° 41.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 19.32" N, 84° 41' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 825 Spoonamore Rd, Stanford KY 40484, US
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