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Near Conaway in Buchanan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buchanan County / Kentucky

 
 
Buchanan County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Buchanan County Face of Marker
Inscription. Buchanan County. Formed in 1858 from Tazewell and Russell and named for James Buchanan, President of the United States, 1857–1861.

Kentucky. The first permanent settlement was made at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky County was established in 1776 and was represented in the Virginia legislature by Daniel Boone. Kentucky was admitted to the Union as the fifteenth state in 1792.
 
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Z-288.)
 
Location. 37° 21.718′ N, 82° 13.136′ W. Marker is near Conaway, Virginia, in Buchanan County. Marker is on U.S. 460 just east of the Kentucky State Line, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Rock VA 24603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Rock Point (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Crooked Road (approx. 6.7 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 6.9 miles away in Kentucky); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 7.1 miles away in Kentucky);
Kentucky Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Kentucky Face of Marker
Richard Potter (approx. 8 miles away in Kentucky); Elkhorn City’s Railroads (approx. 8.3 miles away in Kentucky); William Ramey (approx. 8.3 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Regarding Buchanan County / Kentucky. Buchanan County has an area of 504 square miles.
 
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Buchanan County / Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
3. Buchanan County / Kentucky Marker
Photographer is facing Virginia.
Buchanan County / Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
4. Buchanan County / Kentucky Marker
Photographer is facing Kentucky.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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