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

William McCoy, Sr. / Lewis Dempsey

 
 
William McCoy, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. William McCoy, Sr. Marker
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William McCoy, Sr.
Noted local attorney. Born at Pleasant, 1873. Read law, was admitted to bar in 1896. Martin County attorney, 1906-1914. Considered an expert on old land patents and deeds of eastern Ky. Interest in education led to appointment by Gov. Flem Sampson as a commissioner on first State Textbook Commission, 1928. Promoted education as great hope for county. Died, 1950. See over.

Lewis Dempsey
Financier and developer of this region. He was born in 1852, near Warfield. Founded Inez Deposit Bank and served as its president for 33 years. Owned vast coal and timber lands which he kept for the county's future development. Often loaned money to promising young people for education and helped start many in business. He died here in 1937. See over.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1316.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & Commerce
Lewis Dempsey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Lewis Dempsey Marker
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 37° 51.983′ N, 82° 32.326′ W. Marker is in Inez, Kentucky, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 40) and Shop Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Located at the Martin County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 KY-40, Inez KY 41224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1870 / Henry L. Clay, D.D. (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Ward / Educator Ward (a few steps from this marker); Warfield / A Warfield Skirmish (approx. 6.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldier’s Grave (approx. 7.1 miles away in West Virginia); Lewis' Expedition (approx. 7.7 miles away in West Virginia); Polley Freedom Case / William Ratliff (Ratcliff) (approx. 9˝ miles away in West Virginia); Moses Stepp (approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Soldier’s Grave (approx. 11.8 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inez.
 
Marker can be seen in far distance looking east. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. Marker can be seen in far distance looking east.
View of marker (foreground) and Martin County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
4. View of marker (foreground) and Martin County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 18, 2022