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By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame Markers
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 2015 InducteesAshland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1
The Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1 was founded in 2015 to recognize those whose baseball experience in our area has taken them to a very high level, and has allowed them to be a positive example on the lives of those who follow in their . . . — Map (db m126475) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 2016 InducteesAshland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1
The Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1 was founded in 2015 to recognize those whose baseball experience in our area has taken them to a very high level, and has allowed them to be a positive example on the lives of those who follow in their . . . — Map (db m127160) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 2017 InducteesAshland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1
The Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1 was founded in 2015 to recognize those whose baseball experience in our area has taken them to a very high level, and has allowed them to be a positive example on the lives of those who follow in their . . . — Map (db m127164) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 2018 InducteesAshland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1
The Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1 was founded in 2015 to recognize those whose baseball experience in our area has taken them to a very high level, and has allowed them to be a positive example on the lives of those who follow in their . . . — Map (db m127183) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 1211 — Ashland
Settled by 1799 by members of the Poage family of Virginia. Known as Poage's Landing until named in 1854 for Henry Clay's Lexington estate, by the owners, Ky. Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company. It engaged M. T. Hilton to lay out a town, then . . . — Map (db m59244) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 2498 — Baseball at Central Park
Organized baseball in Ashland began when the Ashland Colonels, a minor league team, played at Armco Field from 1939-42. Games then moved to Central Park and, in 1955, Ashland joined the Little League program. The two original fields were known as . . . — Map (db m126474) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 2184 — Booker T. Washington School
In 1894 Ashland Board of Education assumed management of “Negro School,” where African American William Reynolds was principal. In 1901 a bond issue passed with support of blacks and Superintendent J.G. Crabbe. School board then funded . . . — Map (db m127190) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 1815 — Gov. Simeon Willis(1879–1965)
Judge on Kentucky’s highest court 1927-1933; Governor 1943-1947. His administration extended State Park System, increased funding for education, expanded TB hospitals, ended most toll bridge charges, founded Postwar Planning Commission . . . — Map (db m126469) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 921 — Indian Mounds
One and one half miles NE in Central Park is an irregular row of mounds, part of a chain built by prehistoric men who were the forerunners of American Indians. Many of remains of that ancient people which once dotted this area were leveled as . . . — Map (db m126471) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 1023 — Norton Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Norton Furnace. In 1967, the world’s oldest known operating blast furnace. Built by Norton Iron Works Co. in 1873, an iron shell stack 67 feet high with maximum inner diameter of 18 feet, burning “stone coal.” It produced 10,502 tons . . . — Map (db m127199) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 1416 — Presbyterian Church
Organized June 11, 1819, at home of Maj. Jas. Poage, north of this spot, as Bethesda Presbyterian Church by Rev. Robert Wilson with 20 members. First a mile SW on Pollard Rd.; moved 1828 to Beech Grove, ½ mile W. and in 1858 to this corner . . . — Map (db m59242) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — 2125 — Putnam Stadium
This stadium served the Ashland Public Schools. Built in 1937 for $6,500 as a WPA project, it was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day that same year. The Ashland High School Tomcats record of success includes 11 state championships. In 1944, the Tomcats . . . — Map (db m73802) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — War Memorial
In grateful tribute to the men and women who died in the Armed Forces of our country — Map (db m59243) WM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Ashland — Wiard Cannon
A former Canadian working for the United States during the Civil War invented several pieces of light ordnance which, although apparently excellent weapons, did not seem to have been particularly popular. Norman Wiard (1826-1896) was born in . . . — Map (db m127198) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Bellefonte — 1020 — Bellefonte Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Bellefonte Furnace. The most successful of pioneer Kentucky charcoal furnaces in the Hanging Rock Iron Region. Built by Archibald Paull, George Poague and others in 1826. Its stone stack was 34 feet high with a maximum inner diameter of . . . — Map (db m126468) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — 643 — Civil War Army Base
USA post located here to protect Ohio River traffic. Became supply base and communications center for Union forces in the Big Sandy region. In winter 1861-62 troops under Col. J.A. Garfield, later 20th President U.S., drove CSA from area by victory . . . — Map (db m73765) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — Country Music HighwaySmall Town Big Fun
Boyd County was created in 1860 from parts of Greenup, Carter, and Lawrence and lies at a point where Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky meet. Linked to Ohio by two bridges over the Ohio River and with two more to West Virginia (across the Big Sandy . . . — Map (db m73756) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — 772 — County Named, 1860
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, . . . — Map (db m73754) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — 2547 — Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy
James H. McCoy. Oldest son of Randall and Sarah. Last living McCoy feudist before passing away in 1929. He was a peacemaker in the feud and tried to talk Frank Phillips out of killing Jim Vance & Bill Dempsey. In 1928, James & Tennis Hatfield, . . . — Map (db m126114) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — Judge John M. Elliott
To the memory of Judge John M. Elliott, distinguished statesman and jurist. Assassinated while in the discharge of his official duties as Judge of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. This monument respectively dedicated by his widow. — Map (db m73757) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — 2136 — Mary Elliott Flanery
The first woman elected to Kentucky legislature, 1921. Mary E. Flanery elected to House of Representatives from Boyd County. She had worked for woman suffrage; was concerned with marriage and divorce laws and educational reform. At her death, . . . — Map (db m126102) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Princess — 1010 — Buena Vista Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Buena Vista Furnace Built by William Foster and Co. in 1847, 2¼ miles west, named for Mexican War battle that year. It was an important factor in the Hanging Rock iron industry until dismantled in 1876. Its 1874 production was 4113 tons. Stone . . . — Map (db m126266) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Princess — 1135 — Princess Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Princess Furnace. Built here in 1876-77 by Thomas W. Means (1803-90), for 50 years the leading figure in the iron industry of this area, owner of furnaces in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama. This iron-jacketed stack burned “stone . . . — Map (db m126230) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Rockdale — 1155 — Clinton Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Clinton Furnace. Stood one mile east. Its stone stack was 10 ft across inside, about 35 ft. high, built in 1832 by George, William Thomas H. and Hugh A. Poage. In 270 days of 1838 it used 2992 tons of ore, 247,000 bushels of charcoal to make . . . — Map (db m126229) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Rush — 1131 — Sandy Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Sandy Furnace. Built 1853 by Young, Foster & Co (Dan and John Young, William Foster, Irwin Gilruth), 4 miles west on a 9,000 acre tract. Stone stack originally 32 ft. high, 10½ ft. across inside. In 1854, its last year of operation, . . . — Map (db m126132) HM
Kentucky (Boyd County), Summit — Boyd County War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m63495) WM

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