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

Mason County, 1788

 
 
Mason County, 1788 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
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
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walking distance of this marker. John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simon Kenton Memorial (about 500 feet away); 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); Maysville Shipbuilding / "Maysville's" Voyaging (about 600 feet away); The Russell Theatre (about 700 feet away); Buffalo Trace (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Mason County, 1788 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Mason County, 1788 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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