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The History of Mayfield, Kentucky

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The City of Mayfield, KY is abundant in history, dating from the early 19th century. Mayfield has survived wars and depressions, and it has also thrived in times of prosperity. The city has been a powerful industrial area over the years, while it still manufactures many goods that are sold here in the community. Several famous names have come from Mayfield since its founding, including a few of today's celebrities who proudly join the town's citizens in calling Mayfield "home".

As our mayor, Teresa Cantrell says, "We hold fast to our history, while looking forward and preparing for the future."

The Story Behind the Name
The town has gathered rich history over the last nearly two hundred years.