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Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1799

 
 
County Named, 1799 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
1. County Named, 1799 Marker
Inscription.  For Col. John Floyd. Born Amherst County, Va., 1750. Led party to survey land now Kentucky, 1774. With George Rogers Clark’s Indian expeditions. Back in Va., joined Colonial navy. Captured, taken to England. Escaped. Built Floyd’s Station, 1779 or 80, near-by what is now Louisville. Named Lieut. of Jefferson Co., part of Va., 1781. Killed in Indian ambush, 1783.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 817.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 37° 40.098′ N, 82° 46.343′ W. Marker is in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Central Avenue and E. Court Street, on the right when traveling south on S. Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prestonsburg KY 41653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Greenville R. Davidson and County Named, 1799 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
2. Greenville R. Davidson and County Named, 1799 Markers
At rear of Floyd County Justice Center
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within walking distance of this marker. Greenville R. Davidson (here, next to this marker); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Event (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Graham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Ferguson Town Branch Ferry and Dock (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prestonsburg.
 
County Named, 1799 and Greenville R. Davidson Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
3. County Named, 1799 and Greenville R. Davidson Markers
At southwest corner of intersection of S. Central Ave and E. Court St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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