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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mefford's Fort

 
 
Mefford's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Mefford's Fort Marker
Inscription. Built of boards of the flatboat on which George Mefford, his wife, & thirteen children, of Maryland, descended the Ohio in 1787. Many such houses were built along the river prior to 1800.
 
Erected by the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 92.)
 
Location. 38° 37.069′ N, 83° 48.497′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Old Main Street 0.1 miles north of C Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2010 Old Main Street, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paxton Inn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston (about 800 feet away); "Washington Courthouse Site" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnston Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Stage-Mail Route (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alexander W. Doniphan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maysville.
 
Regarding Mefford's Fort. "The first settler with his family near Maysville and
Mefford's Fort to left of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Mefford's Fort to left of marker.
outside of a blockhouse was George Mefford, who lived in a cabin where his son, John Mefford lived until his death on April 7, 1872, two miles due south of Maysville. The 'Boathouse' as it is called was constructed from timbers of the old broadhorn George Mefford steered down the Ohio River. The spot was known, in 1787, as 'Mefford's Station'. George Mefford was one of the first trustees of Maysville in 1787, and his son John was the third child born in Mason County, born December 4, 1787." From History of Maysville and Mason County, by G Glenn Clift, pg 55
 
Also see . . .  Mefford Station and Fort. (Submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Mefford's Fort area near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Mefford's Fort area near marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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