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

County Named, 1860

 
 
County Named, 1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
1. County Named, 1860 Marker
Inscription.  For Beriah Magoffin, born 1815, Harrodsburg. Centre College, 1835; Transylvania Law School in 1838. State Senate, 1850-52. Governor of Ky., 1859. Disagreement with the legislature over enforcement of Ky. armed neutrality act caused resignation 1862, when agreement was reached on successor. In 1867-69, State Representative, Mercer Co. Died 1885, buried Harrodsburg, Ky.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 786.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
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 8 other
County Named, 1860 Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
2. County Named, 1860 Marker (tall view)
markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Legends in Blue and Gray (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Settlement (approx. ¾ mile away); Ivy Point Skirmishes (approx. 0.8 miles away); Reuben Patrick Grave (approx. 4.3 miles away); Boone Salt Springs (approx. 14½ miles away); Daniel Boone’s Salt Lick (approx. 14½ miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA (approx. 15½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salyersville.
 
Also see . . .  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 County, Virginia. Fincastle was divided in 1776, with the western portion named Kentucky County, Virginia. In 1780, the Virginia legislature set aside all land in Kentucky County for soldiers who had served in the Revolutionary War. In 1860, the Kentucky Legislature partitioned parts of Johnson, Floyd, and Morgan Counties, to create Magoffin County. Its boundaries have remained unchanged since that time. (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
County Named, 1860 Marker (<i>wide view; Maple Street in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
3. County Named, 1860 Marker (wide view; Maple Street in background)
Magoffin County Courthouse (<i>view from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
4. Magoffin County Courthouse (view from marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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