Jackson Purchase Medical Center

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Mayfield is the county seat for Graves County, Kentucky, and had a population of 10,024 as of the 2010 U.S. census. Located in the center of the Jackson Purchase, an eight-county region purchased by Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818, Mayfield was established in 1821. The completion of the Memphis, New Orleans, and Northern Railroad in 1858 connected Mayfield to the larger world. With the establishment of the Mayfield Woolen Mills in 1860, clothing manufacturing became the county’s major industry for the next 100 years. The town was also a large market for loose-leaf tobacco. During the Civil War, Mayfield was a strong supporter of the Confederate cause. Local media in Mayfield includes the Mayfield Messenger, a Monday through Friday daily newspaper, and three radio stations. Mayfield Independent City School District was established in 1908, and Mayfield was home to the Class D Kitty League Mayfield Pantsmakers, Mayfield Clothiers, and Browns from the 1920s to the 1950s. In 2009, Mayfield became the home of the new KIT League team, West Kentucky Mavericks. With the city’s sports history, the Mayfield High School Cardinals have won nine Kentucky High School Athletic Association championships in classes A and AA in a total of 17 appearances, with historic wins against larger schools in Paducah, Franklin-Simpson, Murray, and Hopkinsville. The Graves County High School Co-Ed Cheerleading Team won the titles of National Champions in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and State Champions in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, 2010, and 2012.