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Salyersville, Kentucky

Summary
Salyersville (ˈsæljərzvəl) is a home rule-class city on the Licking River in Magoffin County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,591, down from 1,883 in 2010. History Early history After an attempt at the first settlement in 1794, the hill overlooking the bend of the Licking River just downriver from the present town was fortified and settled 1800 by Archibald Prater, Ebenezer Hanna, and others. Originally known as "Prater's Fort", the community had become "Licking Station" by the time of its first post office in 1839. In 1849, the post office was moved to the community at site of the present city and renamed "Adamsville" after local landowner Uncle William Adams. In addition to his farmland, Adams operated a hotel, a gristmill, a tannery and a blacksmith at the new location. In 1860, Magoffin County was formed f
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