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

Richard Potter

 
 
Richard Potter Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Across the highway from the city hall, police and fire departments. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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
Richard Potter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Richard Potter Marker
Taken looking east on Route 80.
(approx. half a mile away); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 1.3 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 3.4 miles away in Virginia); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 3.4 miles away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. 3.4 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhorn City.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 33 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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