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Elkhorn City in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Ramey

 
 
William Ramey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. William Ramey Marker
Inscription. William Ramey, born ca. 1782, came from North Carolina. He purchased 200-acre tract near the mouth of Elkhorn Creek in 1816. Served as justice of the peace, sheriff, and commissioner of roads in Pike Co. Acquired thousands of acres by land surveys and county court orders. The founder of Elkhorn City, his descendants still live in the area.
Presented by Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council and Descendants of William Ramey.
 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number K-2073.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 18.236′ N, 82° 21.089′ W. Marker is in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Patty Loveless Drive (Kentucky Route 80) and West Russell Street (Kentucky Route 197), on the right when traveling east on Patty Loveless Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elkhorn City’s Railroads (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky
William Ramey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. William Ramey Marker
Taken looking east on Route 80.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Potter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 1.7 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 3.7 miles away in Virginia); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 3.8 miles away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. 3.8 miles away in Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Elkhorn City.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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