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UK Students Help Revitalize Historical Community

University of Kentucky landscape architecture students are using their design expertise to revitalize a historic property in Woodford County.

Huntertown is an African American hamlet which once stood on 50-acres outside of Versailles, Kentucky. Established in 1871 by former slaves, it was active until 2006. Now whittled down to 38 acres, the area recently opened as the Huntertown Community Interpretive Park with help from UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment students.

Students in the Department of Landscape Architecture are making the park more accessible to the public through a number of long-term improvements including playgrounds, pavilions, a community garden, learning areas and a partial recreation of the Riney B. Railroad, which went through the community.

Chelsea Colley

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