Tom Eblen: Without the Civil War, who knows when Lexington's slave trade might have ended?
There are 1 comment on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Jan 31, 2012, titled Tom Eblen: Without the Civil War, who knows when Lexington's slave trade might have ended?. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:
The old Fayette County Court House, now the Lexington History Museum, stands on the public square beside Cheapside, where slave auctions were held before the Civil War.
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#1 Jan 31, 2012
Good question. BTW, There were slave auctions held in front of the old court house too. They were reserved for the slaves that were expected to bring higher prices. The lower priced sales were along the west side, hence the term "cheap"side.
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