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

William Ramey

 
 
William Ramey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. William Ramey Marker
Inscription.  William Ramey, born ca. 1782, came from North Carolina. He purchased 200-acre tract near the mouth of Elkhorn Creek in 1816. Served as justice of the peace, sheriff, and commissioner of roads in Pike Co. Acquired thousands of acres by land surveys and county court orders. The founder of Elkhorn City, his descendants still live in the area.
Presented by Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council and Descendants of William Ramey.
 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number K-2073.)
 
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 1782.
 
Location. 37° 18.236′ N, 82° 21.089′ W. Marker is in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Patty Loveless Drive (Kentucky Route 80) and West Russell Street (Kentucky Route 197), on the right when traveling east on Patty Loveless Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
William Ramey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. William Ramey Marker
Taken looking east on Route 80.
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elkhorn City’s Railroads (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Potter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 1.7 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 2.1 miles away); Clinchfield Overlook (approx. 2.8 miles away in Virginia); The Name Breaks (approx. 2.9 miles away in Virginia); Early Settlement (approx. 3.3 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhorn City.
 
 
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 701 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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