Welcome to DBCAAHS

"Go Back And Get It"

Danville Boyle County African-American
Historical Society

108 No Second St, Danville, KY  40422
PO Box 597, Danville, KY  40423
859-209-4456 (Leave a Message)

Open Mon-Tue, Noon-4:00
Fri, 2:00 -6:00
SCAN QR Code to request an appointment

African Americans in Boyle County  

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President -- Michael Thomas Hughes
Vice President -- Charles D Grey
Secretary/Publicity -- Michael J Denis
Treasurer -- Betty White
Program Development Consultant -- Regina Brayboy
Administrative Assistant -- Debbie Prince
Events Coordinator -- Linda Warren
Research Coordinators -- Bill Stocker, Barry Sanborn
Military Consultant -- James Hunn


 We are open on Saturday mornings, from 9:00 to Noon.  If you would like to schedule an appointment outside these hours, just scan the QR code to the left, and we'll try to accommodate your request.

DBCAAHS Basic Information    --    Amelia Sleet Burton Colored School



We Were Here:  African American History in  Danville and Boyle County -- 
History of communities, people, schools, churches, military,  anything having to do with African American history in Danville and Boyle County -- updated August 2022

African American Genealogies of  Boyle County, Kentucky -- 
At nearly 1,150 pages, and over 1200 surnames, this is a comprehensive genealogy of Black families in Boyle County and other area counties.

Hilldale Cemetery Records  -- 
As of June 2021, over 1,800 MAPPED burials in all FIVE sections of this historic cemetery, plus another 1,600 burials, but have no markings.  This is the first time in Hilldale's 151 year history (first burial 1869) that the entire 7.5 acres of the Cemetery have been mapped.

Vital Records

Cemetery Records 
(other than Hilldale)
Funeral Programs Census Records

Death Records


 Other Records

Bate School City Directories Military Records
Schools Free Blacks 1852 Wills Listing Slaves

Churches Organizations Settlements

PDF or PowerPoint presentations, some finished, others still working documents.

Interviews of African Americans -- 

Centre College professor, Dr. Jeffrey Shenton, advises us that "The oral history site represents the first draft of an ongoing project and this certainly can and should change according to your suggestions and future data collection."


Become a member  for $15.00 per year (students $5.00), or make a donation.
When you click "Donate" you will have a choice to enter the amount, and the purpose.
Or Mail to DBCAAHS,  PO Box 597, Danville, KY  40423.  
Please include your full name, address, and email if you have one.