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Near Centertown in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ceralvo

Three Miles South

 
 
Ceralvo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Ceralvo Marker
Inscription.  Name derived from Spanish word meaning deer. Traditionally deer watered and crossed river there. Town was laid out by H.D. Taylor Mar 1851. Ceralvo took its place as thriving river town. Became an important shipping point for both passengers and freight serving many communities in this area. Incorporated Feb. 1870 by an Act of the Kentucky Legislature.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1370.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1870.
 
Location. 37° 23.81′ N, 86° 59.366′ W. Marker is near Centertown, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 85 and Valley Lane, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 85. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Valley Ln, Centertown KY 42328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McHenry (approx. 3.8 miles
Ceralvo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
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away); John C. Thomas House (approx. 5.7 miles away); Early Surgery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Famous Kentucky Artist (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rev. William Downs (approx. 5.7 miles away); Richard Parks Bland (approx. 5.7 miles away); Man of Courage (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of Fort Hartford (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022