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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.
Photographed 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Gateway (here, next to this marker); Cumberland Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chained Rock (approx.
Markers at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Markers at the Courthouse
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0.6 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilderness Road Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Naming of the Cumberland River (approx. 1.3 miles away); Invasion and Retreat (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Camp Site In Kentucky (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
Bell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
3. Bell County Courthouse
Memorials in front of the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 26, 2022