Samuel May / Samuel May House Historical

Samuel May / Samuel May House Historical (HM1TZU)

Location: Prestonsburg, KY 41653 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.002', W 82° 46.69'

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Samuel May (1783 - 1851)

Son of Revolutionary War veteran John May and Sarah Phillips May, Samuel settled in Prestonsburg around 1807. Commissioned to build county's first brick courthouse in 1818. Elected state senator in 1835, he proposed improving a critical road in eastern Ky., the Mt. Sterling - Pound Gap Road. He died in California during gold rush.

Presented by E. Carter & P. Hughes Families

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Samuel May House

Built in 1817 by Samuel May, this is the oldest house in Prestonsburg. It was constructed of bricks manufactured at the site. The 350-acre farm, with its grist mill, was a recruitment and supply post for Confederates during Civil War. The house was restored in 1997 by the City of Prestonsburg and Friends of Samuel May House, Inc.

Presented by Burl Spurlock Family
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 343206 N 4172172
Decimal Degrees37.68336667, -82.77816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.002', W 82° 46.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 0.12" N, 82° 46' 41.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Porter Ln, Prestonsburg KY 41653, US
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