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Pikeville in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1821

 
 
County Named, 1821, Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
1. County Named, 1821, Marker
Inscription.  For Zebulon M. Pike, 1779-1813. Born New Jersey. Entered army, 1794; served on frontier. Sent to trace Mississippi River source, 1805, and to explore headwaters of Arkansas and Red Rivers, 1806, when he discovered Pikes Peak. Brig. Gen. Pike killed in attack on York, Canada, April 27, 1813. Military burial, Sackets Harbor, on shore of Lake Ontario, N.Y.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 808.)
 
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 date for this entry is April 27, 1813.
 
Location. 37° 28.753′ N, 82° 31.026′ W. Marker is in Pikeville, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Division Street east of Main Street. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 172 Division St, Pikeville KY 41501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail (a few steps from this marker); “Spirit of the American Doughboy” (a few steps from this marker);
County Named, 1821, Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
2. County Named, 1821, Marker
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To the Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); John Paul Riddle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dils Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Educator, Soldier, Congressman, President (about 800 feet away); Garfield at Piketon (about 800 feet away); James A. Garfield (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pikeville.
 
Courthouse and County Named, 1821, Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
3. Courthouse and County Named, 1821, Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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