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Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Settlement

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2019
1. First Settlement Marker
Inscription.  Settled about 1800 by Archibald Prather (Prater), John Williams, Ebenezer Hanna, Clayton Cook, and other emigrants originally from South Carolina. Some of them attempted to settle here in 1794 but were driven back by Indians. They founded Licking Station on hill in horseshoe bend of Licking River, a good defense against the Indians.
 
Erected 1994 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 202.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 44.781′ N, 83° 4.752′ W. Marker is in Salyersville, Kentucky, in Magoffin County. Marker is on West Maple Street (U.S. 460) 0.8 miles west of South Church Street (U.S. 460). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salyersville KY 41465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ivy Point Skirmishes (within shouting distance of this marker); Legends in Blue and Gray (approx. 0.7 miles away); County Named, 1860
First Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2019
2. First Settlement Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams (approx. ¾ mile away); Reuben Patrick Grave (approx. 4½ miles away); Boone Salt Springs (approx. 14.6 miles away); Daniel Boone’s Salt Lick (approx. 14.6 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA (approx. 15.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salyersville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 29, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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