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Magoffin County Kentucky Historical Markers

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By Cosmos Mariner, September 19, 2017
County Named, 1860 Marker (tall view)
Kentucky (Magoffin County), Salyersville — 786 — County Named, 1860
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
Kentucky (Magoffin County), Salyersville — 901 — Ivy Point Skirmishes
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
Kentucky (Magoffin County), Salyersville — 1660 — Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams
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

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