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Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1799

 
 
County Named, 1799 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
1. County Named, 1799 Marker
Inscription. For Col. John Floyd. Born Amherst County, Va., 1750. Led party to survey land now Kentucky, 1774. With George Rogers Clark’s Indian expeditions. Back in Va., joined Colonial navy. Captured, taken to England. Escaped. Built Floyd’s Station, 1779 or 80, near-by what is now Louisville. Named Lieut. of Jefferson Co., part of Va., 1781. Killed in Indian ambush, 1783.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 817.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 40.098′ N, 82° 46.343′ W. Marker is in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Central Avenue and E. Court Street, on the right when traveling south on S. Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prestonsburg KY 41653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenville R. Davidson (here, next to this marker); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Graham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System
Greenville R. Davidson and County Named, 1799 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
2. Greenville R. Davidson and County Named, 1799 Markers
At rear of Floyd County Justice Center
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan's Last Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel May / Samuel May House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The May Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prestonsburg.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
County Named, 1799 and Greenville R. Davidson Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
3. County Named, 1799 and Greenville R. Davidson Markers
At southwest corner of intersection of S. Central Ave and E. Court St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016.
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