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

Cedar Creek and Mill Creek, KY

The Cedar Creek Black Cemetery is located in Hardin County, KY. Buried there are the descendants of the former slaves who lived in the area. After gaining their freedom, an African American community was established around the cemetery, along with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a school. There was a second African American community near Wright Cemetery. According to author Gary Kempf, there are two cemeteries behind the Wright Cemetery where African Americans were buried. The land that held the communities and the cemeteries was taken over for the expansion of Fort Knox Military Reservation. For more see The Land Before Fort Knox by G. Kempf.

Kentucky County & Region

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NKAA Source: The Land before Fort Knox

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“Cedar Creek and Mill Creek, KY,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 14, 2020,

Last modified: 2019-10-03 14:14:48