Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1660.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 45.156′ N, 83° 4.049′ W. Marker is in Salyersville, Kentucky, in Magoffin County. Marker is on Maple Street (Kentucky Route 40) east of Coal Branch Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the Salyersville City Hall grounds, near the sidewalk, between City Hall and the Salyersville Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 444 Maple Street, Salyersville KY 41465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ivy Point Skirmishes (approx. 0.8 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA West Liberty~Civil War (approx. 15½ miles away); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Early History of Salyersville, Kentucky. Originally known as Prater's Fort, the community had become Licking Station by the time of its first post office in 1839. In 1849, the post office was moved to the community at site of the present city and renamed Adamsville after local landowner William "Uncle Billy" Adams. In addition to his farmland, Adams operated a hotel, a gristmill, a tannery and a blacksmith at the new location. In 1860, Magoffin County was formed from parts of the surrounding Floyd, Johnson, and Morgan counties. Billy Adams donated land for the platting and establishment of a new county seat and the community was renamed "Salyersville" in gratitude to State Rep. Samuel Salyer, who sponsored the bill creating the new county. (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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