Introduction to Mayfield, Kentucky
The city of Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County. The community was named after Mayfield Creek. During the Civil War, Mayfield was the region of strongest support for the Confederate cause. In 1907, Fulton County judge Herbert Carr declared that the Mayfield Convention made a resolution for secession. The surviving records of the meeting, headed by a Union sympathizer, have made no mention of this resolution. Historian Berry Craig supposed that the convention believed the whole of Kentucky would ultimately secede and make a pledge for the Purchase to break away without any reason. It was for this controversial issue that the city is also known as Pearl of the Purchase.
Mayfield and nearby Attractions
- Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
- River Heritage Museum
- Natchez Trace National Park
- Holy Springs National Forest
Things To Do In Mayfield
Tourists can visit Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park that offers fishing, camping and picnicking facilities. The Holy Springs National Forest is another attraction which tourists can visit. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is another site where one can visit to know more about the area's history.
Air transport is available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Mayfield Higher Education
One can opt for Mid - Continent College, Murray State University, Shawnee Community College, and University of Tennessee at Martin.