Pleasureville, Kentucky

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Pleasureville is a city in Henry and Shelby Counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 869 at the 2000 census and estimated at 890 in 2009.

Pleasureville is in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

Settlement of what was variously known as Bantatown, Pleasureville, and North Pleasureville begin in 1784 when Dutch Huguenot families moved from Mercer county. The name Bantatown came from settler Abraham Banta. The source of the name Pleasureville is not known but legend has it that at one time Pleasureville harbored a bordello, hence the name...Pleasureville. The site of the bordello is rumored to be the old Pleasureville Hotel [now an apartment building]. The Pleasureville post office opened in 1828. In 1858 a railroad passed south of the original town and a new town grew around the station. In 1874 the Pleasureville post office moved to the new site and in 1879 a North Pleasureville post office opened at the original site. The two towns merged in 1962 and the two parts are sometimes called North Town and South Town.[1]



Pleasureville is located at 38°20′57″N 85°6′51″W / 38.34917°N 85.11417°W / 38.34917; -85.11417 (38.349165, -85.114201)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

The community is located on State Highway 241 south of US Route 421.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 869 people, 340 households, and 236 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.9 people per square mile (633.1/km²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 693.8/sq mi (267.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.98% White, 1.73% African American, 0.12% Native American, 4.26% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.48% of the population.

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