Ashland in Boyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Settled by 1799 by members of the Poage family of Virginia. Known as Poage's Landing until named in 1854 for Henry Clay's Lexington estate, by the owners, Ky. Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company. It engaged M. T. Hilton to lay out a town, then auctioned lots. City incorporated by act of Ky. Legislature, Feb. 23, 1856.
Presented by the City of Ashland
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1211.)
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 date for this entry is February 23, 1856.
Location. 38° 28.724′ N, 82° 38.241′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Kentucky, in Boyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenup Avenue and 17th Street, on the right when traveling east on Greenup Avenue. Marker is adjacent to Ashland City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Greenup Avenue, Ashland KY 41105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wiard Cannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Gov. Simeon Willis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Mounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); 2015 Inductees (approx. 0.4 miles away); 2016 Inductees (approx. 0.4 miles away); 2017 Inductees (approx. 0.4 miles away); 2018 Inductees (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
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Also see . . . History of Ashland, Kentucky. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.