Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Grand hotel built by several prominent citizens in hopes of keeping the county seat in Washington. The effort failed to convince state officials the village could accommodate the many visitors for court related business and Washington lost the seat to Maysville in 1848.
Location. 38° 36.938′ N, 83° 48.526′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Old Main Street (Kentucky Route 2515) 0.1 miles south of Paxton Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2111 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. Johnston Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); "Washington Courthouse Site" (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Paxton Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Stage-Mail Route (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Mefford's Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.