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Bracktown, 1985

Posted on August 21, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
In 1985 the Herald-Leader did feature stories on various Fayette County communities, including Bracktown. Michael Wilson, born in Bracktown,  played basketball in the street. The goal was nailed to an old tree beside the road. Bracktown is a community located in western Fayette County on Leestown Road. It was established about 1887 when land owned by Robert Stone, the Martin family, and the Reverend Frederick Braxton was subdivided and sold to freed slaves. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Michael Wilson shot baskets at a basketball goal nailed to a tree on Bracktown Road in 1985. That year, the Herald-Leader published a series of feature stories about various Fayette County communities, including Bracktown. Michael was born in Bracktown, which is in on Leestown Road in western Fayette County. Bracktown was established about 1887, when land owned by Robert Stone, the Martin family and the Reverend Frederick Braxton was subdivided and sold to freed slaves.   Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

 

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