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Elkhorn City, Kentucky Historical Markers

 
Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky Marker image, Touch for more information
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky Marker
Kentucky (Pike County), Elkhorn City — 2203 — Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky
Boone 1st visited Ky. on hunting trip in 1767-68. Hunted Clinch River before coming to Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River. Followed rim of Breaks Canyon through present-day Elkhorn City. He tracked 50 miles along buffalo trace to a salt lick at . . . — Map (db m50654) HM
Kentucky (Pike County), Elkhorn City — 2130 — Elkhorn City’s Railroads
Two major railroads, C&O from north and Clinchfield from south, connected at Elkhorn City, Feb. 8, 1915, opening up trade from Ohio Valley to South Atlantic Region. Elkhorn City became important railroad town. Trains went through several times a day . . . — Map (db m89778) HM
Kentucky (Pike County), Elkhorn City — 727 — Known But to God
Here rests the body of a soldier of the Confederacy, struck down by an unknown assassin in May of 1865-apparently on way to home in the South. He was buried in a coffin made of boards rived from a great oak by four men of this community. After the . . . — Map (db m50655) HM
Kentucky (Pike County), Elkhorn City — 2131 — Richard Potter
One of the first pioneers to settle in Breaks Canyon area, Richard married Mary Ramey in 1821 and had 11 children; later married Mary "Polly" Wallace. He was a farmer, hunter, and a distillery operator. Richard acquired several thousand acres of . . . — Map (db m50656) HM
Kentucky (Pike County), Elkhorn City — Russell Fork Overlook — Breaks Interstate Park —
Russell Fork originates at the confluence of a number of small streams near Council Virginia. Typical of the Appalachian Plateau, the river valley is narrow and V-shaped. Flash floods are not uncommon. Major tributaries are McClure River and . . . — Map (db m90657) HM
Kentucky (Pike County), Elkhorn City — K-2073 — William Ramey
William Ramey, born ca. 1782, came from North Carolina. He purchased 200-acre tract near the mouth of Elkhorn Creek in 1816. Served as justice of the peace, sheriff, and commissioner of roads in Pike Co. Acquired thousands of acres by land surveys . . . — Map (db m50658) HM

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