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Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams

 
 
Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
1. Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker
Inscription.  Town founder "Uncle Billie" Adams owned extensive farm land, a hotel, gristmill, tannery and blacksmith shop. The village which grew up around his home and businesses was called Adamsville until 1860. It was then renamed Salyersville for legislator who sponsored creation of Magoffin Co. In 1871 Adams and his wife gave land for courthouse and other public buildings.
 
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1660.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 45.156′ N, 83° 4.049′ W. Marker is in Salyersville, Kentucky, in Magoffin County. Marker is on Maple Street (Kentucky Route 40) east of Coal Branch Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the Salyersville City Hall grounds, near the sidewalk, between City Hall and the Salyersville Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 444 Maple Street, Salyersville KY 41465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ivy Point Skirmishes (approx. 0.8 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA
Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
2. Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker (tall view)
(approx. 15 miles away); West Liberty~Civil War (approx. 15 miles away); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Early History of Salyersville, Kentucky. Originally known as Prater's Fort, the community had become Licking Station by the time of its first post office in 1839. In 1849, the post office was moved to the community at site of the present city and renamed Adamsville after local landowner William "Uncle Billy" Adams. In addition to his farmland, Adams operated a hotel, a gristmill, a tannery and a blacksmith at the new location. In 1860, Magoffin County was formed from parts of the surrounding Floyd, Johnson, and Morgan counties. Billy Adams donated land for the platting and establishment of a new county seat and the community was renamed "Salyersville" in gratitude to State Rep. Samuel Salyer, who sponsored the bill creating the new county. (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker (<i>wide view; Salyersville Post Office in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
3. Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker (wide view; Salyersville Post Office in background)
Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker (<i>view from Maple Street across City Hall grounds</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
4. Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Marker (view from Maple Street across City Hall grounds)
Salyersville City Hall (<i>"Uncle Billie" Adams Marker visible behind sign, at left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
5. Salyersville City Hall ("Uncle Billie" Adams Marker visible behind sign, at left)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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