“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tram in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Little Floyd

Little Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 4, 2015
1. Little Floyd Marker
Inscription.  In 1845, Ky. Legislature put Mare Creek farm of Tandy R. Stratton in Floyd County. In Pike since it was formed from Floyd, 1821. Strip separates farm area from Floyd, forming "island" in Pike. Reported to be the only instance in U.S. His grandfather set up Stratton Settlement, 1796, at mouth of Mare Creek and with two others directed laying out of Prestonsburg. 1797.
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 905.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 37° 34.264′ N, 82° 38.441′ W. Marker is in Tram, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 23/460 and Mare Creek, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 23/460. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tram KY 41663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Struggle for the Big Sandy Valley (approx. 2 miles away); The Battle of Ivy Mountain (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ivy Mountain
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(approx. 2 miles away); Snivley Chapel (approx. 6 miles away); Leslie / Lesley Settlement (approx. 6 miles away); Feudists on Trial (approx. 9.1 miles away); Effie Waller Smith (approx. 9.1 miles away); Pikeville College (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Also see . . .  Little Floyd County. Article by Katie Crawford-Lackey in the Kentucky Historical Society’s Kentucky History online. Excerpts:
In 1845 ... Stratton’s farm became a small island of Floyd County within Pike County. ... Today, ‘Little Floyd County’ is an unincorporated community in Pike County.
(Submitted on April 13, 2021.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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May. 14, 2021