Historical Marker #690 in Floyd County remembers Solomon Stratton, founder of the Stratton Settlement. Solomon Stratton was born about 1745 in Amherst County, Virginia. During the Revolutionary War, Stratton was a member of a local militia unit…

Historical Marker #2117 in Prestonsburg commemorates the historic toll bridge fondly known as the "Old Red Bridge." In the early 1800s, Prestonsburg was a small but growing community. In 1810, only six families resided in town. The town quickly…

Historical Marker #623 in Prestonsburg remembers Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's last raid into Kentucky during the Civil War. After Morgan was captured on an extended cavalry raid into Indiana and Ohio in the summer of 1863, he served…

Historical Marker #905 in Floyd County notes one of the most unique tracts of land in Kentucky. Floyd County was originally composed of 3,600 square miles of land when it was founded in 1799. Throughout the nineteenth century, sections of the…

Historical Marker #172 in Prestonsburg notes the location of the house built in 1857 by John M. Burns, which was used as a temporary headquarters for Colonel James Garfield after the Battle of Middle Creek. James Garfield was born into a modest…

Historical Marker #817 in Prestonsburg remembers the life of Captain John Floyd, for whom Floyd County is named. Floyd County, located in the eastern part of the state, was the fortieth county established. Named for John Floyd, a Virginia…

Historical Marker #151 in Floyd County notes the discovery of a salt spring by famous explorer Daniel Boone. Boone found the spring during an extended hunting expedition into what would become Kentucky. Salt was a vital commodity in colonial…

Historical Marker #164 near Prestonsburg commemorates the Battle of Ivy Mountain, an early Union victory in the Civil War. The first year of the conflict brought several reverses to Union forces. In the summer of 1861, the first large battle of…