Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
County Named, 1860
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 786.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 45.151′ N, 83° 4.08′ W. Marker is in Salyersville, Kentucky, in Magoffin County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Coal Branch Road, on the right when traveling east on Maple Street. Marker is located by the sidewalk, directly in front of the Magoffin County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 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. Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams Ivy Point Skirmishes (approx. 0.8 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA (approx. 15½ miles away); West Liberty~Civil War (approx. 15½ miles away); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Beriah Magoffin. Harrodsburg lawyer Beriah Magoffin became governor of Kentucky on the eve of the Civil War. Although he supported slavery and the legality of secession, during the war Magoffin worked to keep Kentucky neutral in a failed attempt to broker a peaceful compromise between the North and South. After secessionist forces fired on Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to stop the Southern rebellion. When Lincoln asked Kentucky to supply four regiments, Magoffin refused, stating, “I say, emphatically, Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern states.” (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Magoffin County, Kentucky. The area now encompassed by Kentucky's Magoffin County was first bounded in 1772, when all of what is now the state of Kentucky was in the frontier county of Fincastle (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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