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Warfield in Martin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Warfield / A Warfield Skirmish

 
 
Warfield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Warfield
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Warfield
First Martin County seat, 1870. Established about 1850 as a coal, salt and lumber community by George Rogers Clark Floyd and John Warfield of Va. mountains. Products shipped by river boats to Catlettsburg. Floyd was son of one Governor of Virginia, brother of another. Coal mines used thru Civil War as hiding place against marauding by enemy. See over.


A Warfield Skirmish
A plundering, burning, Confederate detached force, under command of Col. V. A. Witcher, harassed east Kentucky and West Virginia during most of the Civil War. In fall, 1864, they took horses and cattle in this area from friend and foe. While Witcher's men made barbecue, Home Guards from Louisa attacked from hill to west. After exchange of fire both withdrew. See over.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 726.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePolitical Subdivisions
Warfield / A Warfield Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Warfield / A Warfield Skirmish Marker
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War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 37° 50.693′ N, 82° 25.054′ W. Marker is in Warfield, Kentucky, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of Hode Road and Main Street (Kentucky Route 40) on Hode Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Hode Road, Warfield KY 41267, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis' Expedition (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); Revolutionary War Soldier’s Grave (approx. 3.7 miles away in West Virginia); William McCoy, Sr. / Lewis Dempsey (approx. 6.8 miles away); County Named, 1870 / Henry L. Clay, D.D. (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pioneer Ward / Educator Ward (approx. 6.8 miles away); Moses Stepp (approx. 7.4 miles away); Huntleyville (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Soldier’s Grave (approx. 10˝ miles away in West Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Confederate General John B. Floyd and the Warfield Saltworks (blog). (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Warfield Marker at corner of Main & Hode Streets. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. Warfield Marker at corner of Main & Hode Streets.
The view east of the Warfield Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
4. The view east of the Warfield Skirmish Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 19, 2022