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Pineville in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Joshua Fry Bell

 
 
Joshua Fry Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Joshua Fry Bell Marker
Inscription.  Bell County formed from Harlan and Knox Counties, 1867. Named for Joshua Fry Bell, 1811-70, Congressman, Ky. Sec. of State, Comr. to peace conference in 1861 and State Legislator. He was g. grandson of Dr. Thomas Walker, explorer of Ky. wilderness, 1750.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 198.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 45.677′ N, 83° 41.738′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Pine Street (Kentucky Highway 66), on the right when traveling east on Kentucky Avenue. Located in front of the Bell County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville KY 40977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Gateway (here, next to this marker); Cumberland Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx.
Markers at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Markers at the Courthouse
0.6 miles away); Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site (approx. 10.4 miles away); Dirt-and-Log Forts (approx. 10.6 miles away); Two-Way Traffic (approx. 10.6 miles away); Defense of the Gap (approx. 10.6 miles away); Middlesborough (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
Bell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
3. Bell County Courthouse
Memorials in front of the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
4. Memorials in front of the Courthouse
A memorial to Deputy Sean Pursifull and his canine partner, King, stands beside a memorial to all of Kentucky's fallen K-9 officers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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