Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Frogtown, Kentucky
Southeast Lexington, Kentucky

Frogtown was a southern Fayette county community on Tates Creek Road near Armstrong Mill Road that was eventually absorbed by the city of Lexington. It is said to be named for abundant frogs on nearby West Hickman Creek. Frogtown was renamed Fayetteville after the Marquis de Lafayette visited Lexington in 1825. Archibald Hamilton later had a large farm nearby called Kirklevington, a name from his home in Scotland, and the community took that name. Frogtown was later within Gainesway Farm, which became the Gainesway subdivision of Lexington.

A Kirklevington post office opened in 1888 and closed in 1900.

There is another Frogtown in the western part of the county.

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