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Elkhorn City in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Richard Potter

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Richard Potter Marker
Inscription.  One of the first pioneers to settle in Breaks Canyon area, Richard married Mary Ramey in 1821 and had 11 children; later married Mary "Polly" Wallace. He was a farmer, hunter, and a distillery operator. Richard acquired several thousand acres of land including present-day Breaks Interstate Park and Carson Island, formerly Potter Plantation.
Presented by Elkhorn City Heritage Council, Inc.
 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2131.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 37° 18.286′ N, 82° 20.677′ W. Marker is in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Patty Loveless Drive (Kentucky Route 80) and Carson Island Road, on the right when traveling west on Patty Loveless Drive. Across the highway from the city hall, police and fire departments. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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Richard Potter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Richard Potter Marker
Taken looking east on Route 80.
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8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Ramey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elkhorn City’s Railroads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky (approx. half a mile away); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 1.3 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 1.8 miles away); Clinchfield Overlook (approx. 2˝ miles away in Virginia); The Name Breaks (approx. 2.6 miles away in Virginia); Early Settlement (approx. 3 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhorn City.
 
Richard Potter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Richard Potter Marker
Taken looking west on Route 80.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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