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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Martin County, Kentucky
Adjacent to Martin County, Kentucky
► Floyd County (33) ► Johnson County (8) ► Lawrence County (7) ► Pike County (41) ► Mingo County, West Virginia (11) ► Wayne County, West Virginia (11)
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County Named, 1870
For Col. John P. Martin, born Va. 1811, came to Kentucky in 1828. State House of Representatives, 1841-43; U.S. Congress, 1845-47. State Senator, 1857-61. Delegate from State at large to Democratic National Convention, . . . — — Map (db m136957) HM|
James Ward born in Virginia, 1758. He settled on Rockcastle Creek, three miles south of here, where he lived 50 years and died, 1848. Private, Virginia regiments, War of the Revolution, 1775-76, 1778. Came to Kentucky, 1779. . . . — — Map (db m136959) HM|
William McCoy, Sr.
Noted local attorney. Born at Pleasant, 1873. Read law, was admitted to bar in 1896. Martin County attorney, 1906-1914. Considered an expert on old land patents and deeds of eastern Ky. Interest in education led to . . . — — Map (db m136953) HM|
|Colorful frontiersman. An ancient
headstone at grave shows he was
born 1735, died 1855. Enlisted for
three short periods in Revolution
and fought Indians and Tories in
west Carolinas and east Tennessee.
Legend tells that he was captured
by . . . — — Map (db m146107) HM|
|So named after Chet Huntley, a former NBC
News Correspondent and part of NBC’s ‘Huntley-Brinkley Report’ team, whose publicity in 1965
aided a small group of Eastern Kentuckians
in building a badly needed road which is now
known as the . . . — — Map (db m146057) HM|
First Martin County seat, 1870. Established about 1850 as a coal, salt and lumber community by George Rogers Clark Floyd and John Warfield of Va. mountains. Products shipped by river boats to Catlettsburg. Floyd was son of one . . . — — Map (db m136653) HM|