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Historical Markers in Perry County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Perry 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 Perry County, KY (7) Breathitt County, KY (10) Clay County, KY (10) Harlan County, KY (34) Knott County, KY (11) Leslie County, KY (9) Letcher County, KY (23) Owsley County, KY (6)  PerryCounty(7) Perry County (7)  BreathittCounty(10) Breathitt County (10)  ClayCounty(10) Clay County (10)  HarlanCounty(34) Harlan County (34)  KnottCounty(11) Knott County (11)  LeslieCounty(9) Leslie County (9)  LetcherCounty(23) Letcher County (23)  OwsleyCounty(6) Owsley County (6)
Hazard is the county seat for Perry County
Adjacent to Perry County, Kentucky
      Breathitt County (10)  
      Clay County (10)  
      Harlan County (34)  
      Knott County (11)  
      Leslie County (9)  
      Letcher County (23)  
      Owsley County (6)  
 
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1Kentucky, Perry County, Buckhorn — 682 — Murdoch of Buckhorn
Harvey Short Murdoch, 1871-1935, came from Brooklyn, N.Y. and, as Field Secretary of E. O. Guerrant’s Society of Soul Winners founded Witherspoon College, 1902. Became Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency. Log Cathedral built 1907. Murdoch was pastor . . . Map (db m39150) HM
2Kentucky, Perry County, Cornettsville — Battle of LeatherwoodOct. 19, 1862
Forces of Harlan Co. BRN (US) clashed with company B of Caudill’s Army (CS). Numerous casualties resulted. (US) Forces captured (CS) supplies and held the saltworks a short time before abandoning the site.Map (db m97061) HM
3Kentucky, Perry County, Cornettsville — 1346 — Salt Works
Here in 1835, the Brashears' well produced salt from a fine brine. For half century it supplied area with that commodity so necessary to their livelihood. These wells were drilled by hand. Salt was sold both here and in Virginia, transported for . . . Map (db m212414) HM
4Kentucky, Perry County, Hazard — 758 — Founder of Hazard
Elijah Combs and seven brothers came with parents to Kentucky, 1790. He was first settler here; leader in forming county, named for Com. Oliver Hazard Perry, 1821. He deeded land on which Hazard stands to trustees, 1826. Member of Legislature, 1840.Map (db m73219) HM
5Kentucky, Perry County, Hazard — 703 — Mountain Missionary
Rev. Asbel S. Petrey, born 1866, Whitley County, Ky. Ordained, 1891. Came here 1897, organized First Missionary Baptist Church of Hazard, 1898. Founder, 1902, and President of Hazard Baptist Institute, a public school since 1941. He organized 12 . . . Map (db m73894) HM
6Kentucky, Perry County, Hazard — 1249 — Perry County, 1821
Formed from parts of Clay and Floyd counties. Both Hazard, the county seat, and the county named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, 1785-1819, the commander and hero in battle of Lake Erie, 1813, which he reported in famous message: "We have met the . . . Map (db m73221) HM
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7Kentucky, Perry County, Jeff — 759 — Uncle Ira
The Ira Combs Memorial Church — Little Zion Church, built in 1909 on land settled in 1790 by Mason Combs. Ira, a grandson, was Civil War veteran. Born 1844. In 1874 began preaching. For 60 years, without pay, he ministered to the Old Regular . . . Map (db m97059) HM
 
 
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Jan. 31, 2023