Welcome to DBCAAHS

"Go Back And Get It"

Danville Boyle County
Historical Society

108 North Second St, Danville, KY  40422
859-209-4456 (Leave a Message)

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.
People --

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

The Present

DBCAAHS Basic Information

Past Events and Upcoming Events

Amelia Sleet Burton Colored School

Items for Sale

African Americans in Boyle County
-- publication in October 2022.

The Past

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 April 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 for those who rest there, but have no markings or gravestones.  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), Death Records, Funeral Programs, Marriages

Other Records -- Bate School, Census Records, City Directories, Military Records, Miscellaneous Records (Schools, Free Blacks, Wills Listing Slaves)

Information on the Communities -- Churches, Organizations, Settlements

Images -- Bate School, Buildings, Churches, Maps, People, Street Scenes

Presentations -- PDF and PowerPoint Programs

Interviews of African Americans -- Centre College professor, Dr. Jeffrey Shenton, with whom we have been working for several months advises us that "The oral history site from ANT 389 is up and running! . . . This site represents the first draft of an ongoing project and this certainly can and should change according to your suggestions and future data collection."  https://creatingadiversecentre.omeka.net/exhibits/show/livedhistories

PAST -- Vital Recs -- Family Recs -- Other Recs -- 
The Community
-- Images -- Presentations -- Resources Page

PRESENT -- DBCAAHS -- History Center -- Past Events -- ASB Colored School -- Links