The Maysville Jockey Club


An act approved December 1, 1821, outlawed horse racing on public highways. This law resulted from complaints to the General Assembly that "divers citizens are in the habit of assembling themselves together on public highways for the purpose of running horses, which tends greatly to the annoyance of many of the good citizens thereof, and frequently tends to the disturbance of travelers." The act provided for a fine of ten dollars for every such offense.
Believe the track was located at present day Deerfield Village

5 comments:

Rena said...

Where is Deerfield Village? Can I find it on Google maps -- and is it part of, or in Maysville?

Thank you. I am researching Peter Grant and this is a "side trip".

presidentusgrant.com said...

Where is Deerfield Village? Can I find it on Google maps -- and is it part of, or in Maysville?

Thank you. I am researching Peter Grant and this is a "side trip".

http://presidentusgrant.com

Anonymous said...

Deerfield Village is in the city of Maysville. Search google maps for Bryant Circle, Maysville, KY and you will be in Deerfield Village

presidentusgrant.com said...

Thank you very much! We love Maysville : )

When we visited Maysville, deed research showed that the Grant house (where Ulysses Grant stayed with his aunt Permelia & her family in 1837) was located where the French Quarter Inn now stands.

Here is our website page on Maysville and Grant:
http://presidentusgrant.com/picture-archives/1836-1838-maysville-kentucky/

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info

Ken Downing

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