Fancy Farm, Kentucky
Fancy Farm is a Graves county town about eleven miles northwest of Mayfield. The town grew up around Saint Jerome Church, built in 1836, and the first post office opened in 1843. The name of the town is said to have come from the well-tended farm of an early settler. Fancy Farm was incorporated, probably in the mid-nineteenth century, but it was dissolved in 1959. The population in 2010 was 458.
Since 1880 Fancy Farm has been the home of the annual Fancy Farm Picnic. Held on the grounds of Fancy Farm Elementary School — originally at the Saint Jerome Parish School — on the first Saturday in August, it has become a traditional venue for politcal campaigning.
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