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Historical Markers in Johnson County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Johnson County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Johnson County, KY (8) Floyd County, KY (34) Lawrence County, KY (12) Magoffin County, KY (8) Martin County, KY (7) Morgan County, KY (4)  JohnsonCounty(8) Johnson County (8)  FloydCounty(34) Floyd County (34)  LawrenceCounty(12) Lawrence County (12)  MagoffinCounty(8) Magoffin County (8)  MartinCounty(7) Martin County (7)  MorganCounty(4) Morgan County (4)
Paintsville is the county seat for Johnson County
Adjacent to Johnson County, Kentucky
      Floyd County (34)  
      Lawrence County (12)  
      Magoffin County (8)  
      Martin County (7)  
      Morgan County (4)  
 
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1Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 1125 — County Named, 1843
County named, 1843, for Richard M. Johnson, native of Kentucky, U.S. Vice-President, 1837 to 1841, U.S. Representative, 1807-19, 1829-37, U.S. Senator 1819-29, intimate of President Jackson. His tactics as Colonel of Kentucky Mounted Riflemen, War . . . Map (db m145756) HM
2Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 736 — Harman Station
First settlement in Eastern Ky. Mathias Harman's hunting party built lodge here 1755. With other Virginians came back, 1787 or 89, built stockade. Indians prevented planting crops. Settlers returned to Virginia. Indians burned fort. Harman and . . . Map (db m170889) HM
3Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 735 — Jenny (Jennie) Wiley
Captured by Indians in present Bland Co., Va., Oct. 1787 or 89. Four children and brother killed. A child born in captivity killed also. Harman party pursued, had to give up. Came here and joined by others built stockade. After nearly a year Mrs. . . . Map (db m170887) HM
4Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 1632 — John C.C. Mayo — “Doer” / John C.C. Mayo — “Dreamer” Reported missing
Side One "Doer" Mayo promoted railroads and helped organize banks to assist rail and coal companies. Having gained extensive wealth, he established many religious, educational and financial institutions to help the mountain people. . . . Map (db m106290) HM
5Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 700 — Morgan’s Last RaidConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
On tragic last Kentucky raid, CSA Gen John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864, took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on 9th, took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on 11th. USA under Gen. S. G. Burbridge defeated CSA next day, Morgan . . . Map (db m145795) HM
6Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 1126 — Paintsville
The second oldest settlement in Eastern Kentucky, at first named Paint Lick Station. Established in 1790 by Col. John Preston. Dr. Thomas Walker probably camped at mouth of Paint Creek, near some abandoned log cabins, in 1750. Rev. Henry . . . Map (db m145761) HM
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7Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 903 — The Walker Expedition
Doctor Thomas Walker led first expedition of record from Virginia into eastern Kentucky and camped at present site of Paintsville in 1750. Here, June 7, 1750, he discovered French cabins at mouth of Paint Creek and named river . . . Map (db m145767) HM
8Kentucky, Johnson County, Paintsville — 608 — War on the Big Sandy
On mission to dislodge CSA from Area, Col. James A. Garfield’s troops reached Paintsville on Jan. 6, 1862. Under threat of USA flank movement on left and rear Gen. Humphrey Marshall abandoned his strong breastworks here at Hager Hill. Moving . . . Map (db m145722) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023