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

Mason County, 1788

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Mason County, 1788 Marker
Inscription.  Established by the Va. Legislature, original county taken from Bourbon; included area of 16 present-day counties and parts of 3 others. Named for George Mason, Virginian, author of the Va. Declaration of Rights, 1776, foundation for the US Bill of Rights. He also drafted the Va. Constitution. Delegate to Continental Congress, 1777, US Constitutional Convention 1787.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1244.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.752′ N, 83° 45.749′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of East Third Street (Kentucky Route 8) and Business U.S. 62, on the left when traveling east on East Third Street. It is at the foot of the Ohio River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 E Third St, 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. John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient (about 400 feet away, measured in a
Mason County, 1788 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Mason County, 1788 Marker
direct line); William G. Kenton (1941-1981) (about 500 feet away); Mason County Spy Company (about 600 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Colter (ca. 1775-1813) (about 600 feet away); Buffalo Trace (about 700 feet away); Limestone Landing (about 700 feet away); La Fayette's Visit to Maysville (about 700 feet away); Front Street Maysville, 1850 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
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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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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