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Hazard in Perry County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Founder of Hazard

 
 
Founder of Hazard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, May 1, 2008
1. Founder of Hazard Marker
Inscription. Elijah Combs and seven brothers came with parents to Kentucky, 1790. He was first settler here; leader in forming county, named for Com. Oliver Hazard Perry, 1821. He deeded land on which Hazard stands to trustees, 1826. Member of Legislature, 1840.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 758.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 14.916′ N, 83° 11.729′ W. Marker is in Hazard, Kentucky, in Perry County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located outside the Perry County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Hazard KY 41701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Perry County, 1821 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Missionary (approx. half a mile away); Uncle Ira (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cordia School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Battle of Leatherwood (approx. 10.6 miles away); Mothers and Babies
Founder of Hazard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, May 1, 2008
2. Founder of Hazard Marker
(approx. 11 miles away); Leslie County (approx. 11 miles away); Finley Mine Disaster Memorial (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hazard.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Perry County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson
3. Perry County Courthouse
Marker at North Corner of Main Street and Lovern Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 1, 2016
4. Marker at North Corner of Main Street and Lovern Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts.   4. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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