Detachment leader, 14th Vol. Inf. USA force engaged largely in this area. CSA camped near Ivyton in March, 1863. On night of 20th, as posted guard slept, Patrick boldly detached gun from carriage, hid it in woods. Their only artillery, a Williams . . . — — Map (db m145952) HM
On mission to clear area of CSA forces, Col. Geo. W. Gallup with USA troops repulsed Confederate attack led by Lt. Colonel E. F. Clay at Paintsville April 13, 1864, and pursued enemy to this point. Union men attacked next day. Clay was mortally . . . — — Map (db m212045) HM
For Beriah Magoffin, born 1815, Harrodsburg. Centre College, 1835; Transylvania Law School in 1838. State Senate, 1850-52. Governor of Ky., 1859. Disagreement with the legislature over enforcement of Ky. armed neutrality act caused resignation 1862, . . . — — Map (db m121351) HM
Settled about 1800 by Archibald
Prather (Prater), John Williams,
Ebenezer Hanna, Clayton Cook, and
other emigrants originally from
South Carolina. Some of them attempted
to settle here in 1794 but were
driven back by Indians. They
founded . . . — — Map (db m145920) HM
Archibald Prater, John Williams,
Ebenezer Hanna, Clayton Cook and
others attempted to settle here
in 1794 but were driven out by
Indians. They returned in 1800
and settled Licking Station on
hill in horse shoe bend of river,
a good defense . . . — — Map (db m212041) HM
During Civil War the Union Army's 14th Ky. Inf. operated in this area to scout and protect east Ky. On Oct. 30, 1863, 160 of these troops under Lieut. Col. Orlando Brown, Jr. repulsed Confederates here and captured 50 prisoners. Another skirmish . . . — — Map (db m136734) HM
Now that the battle rage is over.
Now that the minute guns are cold.
Oh haste, knit again.
What the sword has cleft in twain.
Be friends and brothers, as of old.
—Post Civil War . . . — — Map (db m145799) WM
Town founder "Uncle Billie" Adams owned extensive farm land, a hotel, gristmill, tannery and blacksmith shop. The village which grew up around his home and businesses was called Adamsville until 1860. It was then renamed Salyersville for legislator . . . — — Map (db m121354) HM