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Lynchings Remembered

Telling the Story! 
‚ÄčLynching's in Shelby County!

Who were those that were lynched,
and hanged from the C&O Railroad Bridge?
Mob Lynched from the 5th/Washington St. Jail and taken down the bridge path
of Who'da Thot It, yards away an onto the railroad trestle of C&O

2/15/1878- Reuben Dennis
7/20/1891- Sam Pulliam
10/2/1901- Jimbo Fields
10/2/1901- Clarence Garnett
1/15/1911- Wade Patterson
1/15/1911- Eugene Marshall

The Shelby County Historical Society along with the Shelby County NAACP, The Shelbyville Presbyterian Church, The Ministrel Alliance and First Christian Church have formed - The Shelbyville Community Remembrance Project Coalition (SCRPC), ‚Äča group dedicated to Telling the Story of Lynching's in Shelby County. The group is working toward placing a historical marker on the grounds of the Old Jail on 5th street, with the help of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). To help To help Tell the Story.

Here is a brief summary of what we know, and continue to research. We invite your stories, your memories about these events. Contact us: shelbyhistory444@gmail.com

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Shelbyville, KY 40065

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