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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Stage-Mail Route

 
 
Early Stage-Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Early Stage-Mail Route Marker
Inscription. This route follows the Buffalo Trace from the Ohio to Licking rivers and was first known as "Smith's Wagon Road." In 1829, President Andrew Jackson's Postmaster General, Wm. T. Barry, planned mail stage route, extension of branch of "National Pike," from Zanesville through Lexington to New Orleans. Maysville to Washington was the first macadamized road west of the Alleghenies.
 
Erected 1975 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1519.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.827′ N, 83° 48.526′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Main Street and Jail Street, on the right when traveling north on Old Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Old Main Street, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Cane Brake" Visitor's Center (about 300 feet away); Simon Kenton Shrine (about 400
Washington Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Washington Post Office
feet away); Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Johnston Birthplace (about 700 feet away); "Washington Courthouse Site" (about 700 feet away); Washington Hall (about 700 feet away); Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
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View of marker looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. View of marker looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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