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

Hind, Richard

Richard Hind had been a slave at Boonesborough. He 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. 

For more see Kentucky's Black Heritage, by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Boonesborough, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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“Hind, Richard,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 23, 2024,

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