Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block

Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block (HMAPM)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.868', W 84° 29.848'

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Slavery in Fayette Co.
On the N.E. corner of the Fayette County Courthouse lawn stood the whipping post established in 1847 to punish slaves for such offenses as being on the streets after 7 p.m. Fayette Co. was one of the largest slave-holding counties in Kentucky. By 1860, one in four residents of the city of Lexington were slaves.

Cheapside Slave Auction Block
African Americans were sold as slaves at Cheapside Auction Block on the public square in the 19th century. Lexington was the center of slave trading in Ky. by the late 1840s and served as a market for selling slaves farther south. Thousands of slaves were sold at Cheapside, including children who were separated from their parents.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2122
Year Placed2003
Placed ByLexington Alumni, Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719589 N 4214075
Decimal Degrees38.04780000, -84.49746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.868', W 84° 29.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 52.08" N, 84° 29' 50.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12008 Pleasant Hill Dr, Lexington KY 40507, US
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