“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

John C.C. Mayo ~ "Doer” / “Dreamer"

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By Jasmine Watson
1. John C.C. Mayo
Side One
Mayo promoted railroads and helped organize banks to assist rail and coal companies. Having gained extensive wealth, he established many religious, educational and financial institutions to help the mountain people. He built his home on this corner, 1904-11, and Mayo Memorial Methodist Church. Mayo State Vocational School had its beginning with the Mayo College.

Side Two
Mayo (1864-1914) migrated to this county with his family at an early age. He foresaw the wealth in coal and with meager savings from teaching, he and two others bought mineral rights in Johnson Co. Soon his holdings extended throughout the valley. By early 1900s he had interested Eastern capitalists in Big Sandy coal fields; served as primary link in their development.
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1632.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 48.958′ N, 82° 48.449′ W. Marker is in Paintsville, Kentucky, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Street (U.S. 40) and Court Street on Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 Third Street, Paintsville KY 41240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel May / Samuel May House (approx. 9.3 miles away); The May Farm (approx. 9.3 miles away); Morgan's Last Raid (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (approx. 10.2 miles away); County Named, 1799 (approx. 10.4 miles away); Greenville R. Davidson (approx. 10.4 miles away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away); John Graham (approx. 10.4 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Jasmine Watson of Paintsville, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Jasmine Watson of Paintsville, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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