"Go Back And Get It"

Danville Boyle County
Historical Society

Soul of Second Street Festival, 2021 POSTPONED

Due to rising COVID rates, the DBCAAHS has decided, reluctantly, to postpone the 2021 Soul of Second Street Festival

Become a member of the DBCAAHS for $15.00 per year.
Or Mail to DBCAAHS,  PO Box 597, Danville, KY  40423.  Please include your full name, address, and email if you have one.

We would appreciate donations toward our 

African American History Center

Or Mail to DBCAAHS, PO Box 597, Danville, KY  40423


President -- Michael Hughes
Vice President -- Ella Johnson
Secretary-Treasurer -- Betty White
Organizational and Program Development Consultant -- Regina Brayboy
Publicity and Newsletter Editor -- Mike Denis

The Present

DBCAAHS Basic Information

Past Events and Upcoming Events

Amelia Sleet Burton Colored School


Items for Sale

Danville Boyle County African American History Center, 
108 North Second St, Danville, KY  40422

859-209-4456 (Leave a Message)

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.

African Americans Interviews

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."

The Past

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

African American Genealogies of Boyle County, Kentucky
At over 1,100 pages, and over 1700 surnames, this is a comprehensive genealogy of 
African-American families in Boyle County and other area counties.  
This file makes extensive use of Boyle County marriage records from 1866 to 1976, 
Lincoln County marriages from 1866 to about 1918, 
Clippings from Danville newspapers, 1820 to the present, Kentucky death records 
from 1911 to 1965, Kentucky birth records from 1911 to 1999, 
Many out-of-state death and marriage records, Civil War enlistment records at Camp Nelson, 
and World War I and World War II Draft registration and Enlistments.

Vital Records
Cemetery Records, 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

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

PDF and PowerPoint Programs

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

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