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Liberty, First County Seat

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
1. Liberty, First County Seat Marker
Inscription.  Kentucky legislature established Pike County Dec. 19, 1821. First county seat was located near here on the Peyton Justice farm and named Liberty. No courthouse was built here due to opposition to site. On Dec. 24, 1823, new county seat selected at Peach Orchard Bottom, Pikeville, on property of Elijah Adkins, where it is today.
 
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Pike County Fiscal Court. (Marker Number 2371.)
 
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 December 19, 1821.
 
Location. 37° 25.398′ N, 82° 28.058′ W. Marker is in East Shelbiana, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on East Shelbiana Road (U.S. 460) 0.9 miles east of Chloe Road (Kentucky Route 1460), on the right when traveling east. It is at a large pull-off just east of town. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pikeville KY 41501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John May / John May Family
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By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
2. Liberty, First County Seat Marker
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Hatfield-McCoy Feud / McCoy Graves Here (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dils Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Dils Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dils Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Garfield at Piketon (approx. 4.7 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 4.7 miles away); Educator, Soldier, Congressman, President (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Liberty, First County Seat. Today, the location of Liberty is now called Garden Village. It is on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River below the Peyton Branch. It is 4 miles southeast of Pikeville. It east, just beyond the marker’s location, on the right. It is a grid of two streets in each direction, just off US 460.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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