On Court Street south of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south.
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
On Kentucky Route 321, 0.2 miles north of Annie's Lane, on the right when traveling south.
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
On Kentucky Route 321, 0.1 miles north of Annie's Lane, on the right when traveling south.
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
On Third Street (U.S. 40) at Court Street on Third Street. Reported missing.
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
On Route 321, 0.2 miles south of Forest Park Lane, on the right when traveling south.
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
On Broadway Street (Kentucky Route 40) at South Mayo Trail (Kentucky Route 321), in the median on Broadway Street.
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
On Euclid Avenue (Kentucky Route 40) at Tutor Key Road (Kentucky Route 581), on the right when traveling west on Euclid Avenue.
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
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