On Main Street (Kentucky Route 40) west of Holy Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
On Main Street at Holy Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
to those of
now reposed in
eternal sleep who
gave their lives in
World War I
World War II
On Fame's eternal camping ground,
their silent tents are spread . . . — — Map (db m212034) WM
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 40) at Holy Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
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
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 40) at Shop Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
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
On Pigeon Roost Road (Kentucky Route 1714) 1.4 miles north of Caney Fork Road (County Route 1114), on the left when traveling north.
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
On Huntley-Brinkley Road (Kentucky Route 292) 2.8 miles north of North Big Creek Road (Kentucky Route 468), on the left.
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
On Hode Road at Main Street (Kentucky Route 40) on Hode Road.
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