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Mayfield, city (1990 pop. 9,935), seat of Graves co., SW Ky., in an area of farms and clay deposits; founded 1823. It is an agricultural trade center with a tobacco market. In a plot at the local cemetery are the unusual Wooldridge monuments—stone figures of an eccentric aristocrat (buried there in 1899), his family, friends, and animal pets.

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