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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Maysville Road

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Maysville Road Marker
Inscription.  Built by “Maysville and Washington Turnpike Company,” incorporated January 29, 1829. First four mile stretch, Maysville to Washington, was earliest macadamized road in Kentucky and country west of the Alleghenies. Completed November 7, 1830. The road, Lexington to Maysville, was opened to travel in 1835 with thirteen tollhouses and six covered bridges.
 
Erected 1974 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 144.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.537′ N, 83° 46.891′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Maysville Road (U.S. 68) west of Jersey Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maysville KY 41056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stanley F. Reed (1884-1980) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elisha Green (approx. ¾ mile away); Maysville Academy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alanant-O-Wamiowee
Maysville Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Maysville Road Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Limestone (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kentucky Historian (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stanley Forman Reed (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shackleford Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Regarding Maysville Road. Today’s US Route 68 roughly follows the original turnpike from Maysville to Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Maysville, Washington, Paris and Lexington Turnpike Road Company. “The route went southwest from Maysville, Kentucky an important port on the Ohio River following the former buffalo trace and Native American trail to Lexington, Kentucky. It was called both the Maysville Road and the Limestone Road. It was maintained by the various counties through which it passed with local labor from the county levies. The road was rough and during certain seasons practically impassable.” (Submitted on July 9, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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