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Catlettsburg in Boyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1860

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. County Named, 1860 Marker
Inscription. For Linn Boyd. Born Tenn., 1800. Came to West Ky. in youth. Ky. Legislature, 1827-31. Congress, 1835-37, 1839-55, and Speaker 1851-55. Author of Resolution to annex Texas. The Ky. delegation proposed Boyd for Vice President at Democratic Convention, 1856, but convention chose Breckinridge of Ky. Boyd elected Lt. Gov., 1859. He died before taking office.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 772.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.9′ N, 82° 35.868′ W. Marker is in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, in Boyd County. Marker is on Louisa Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Boyd County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Catlettsburg KY 41129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Country Music Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge John M. Elliott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Army Base (about 700 feet away); Ceredo - Kenova (approx. 0.9 miles away
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. County Named, 1860 Marker
in West Virginia); Marshall Plane Crash Site (approx. 3.1 miles away in West Virginia); Putnam Stadium (approx. 4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ashland (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catlettsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Linn Boyd - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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