Near Shelbiana in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
John May / John May Family
Three sons stayed in eastern Kentucky: Samuel in Prestonburg served in the Kentucky House and Senate in the 1830s; Thomas built a state road from Pikeville into Shelby Valley, was Justice of the Peace and sheriff of Pike county; Reuben’s farm became Maytown on Beaver Creek. Many descendants served as officials in Floyd and Pike Counties into the 20th century.
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways, and Friends of Samuel May House, Inc. (Marker Number 2341.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 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. Liberty, First County Seat (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pikeville Collegiate Institute (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hatfield-McCoy Feud / McCoy Graves Here (approx. 4.7 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 4.7 miles away); Garfield at Piketon (approx. 4.7 miles away); Educator, Soldier, Congressman, President (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dils Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Dils Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away).
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 54 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.