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Magoffin County Kentucky Historical Markers

County Named, 1860 Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
County Named, 1860 Marker (tall view)
Kentucky (Magoffin County), Salyersville — 786 — County Named, 1860
For Beriah Magoffin, born 1815, Harrodsburg. Centre College, 1835; Transylvania Law School in 1838. State Senate, 1850-52. Governor of Ky., 1859. Disagreement with the legislature over enforcement of Ky. armed neutrality act caused resignation 1862, . . . — Map (db m121351) HM
Kentucky (Magoffin County), Salyersville — 1660 — Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams
Town founder "Uncle Billie" Adams owned extensive farm land, a hotel, gristmill, tannery and blacksmith shop. The village which grew up around his home and businesses was called Adamsville until 1860. It was then renamed Salyersville for legislator . . . — Map (db m121354) HM

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