Pleasureville is a southern Henry county town that extends into Shelby county. 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. In the 1850s the Louisville and Frankfort Railroad arrived south of the original town and a new town grew around Pleasureville Station. The two towns merged in 1962 and the two parts are sometimes called North Town and South Town. Pleasureville was incorporated in 1842. The Pleasureville post office opened in 1828. 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 population in 2010 was 834.
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