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of Magoffin County, is located on the Licking River. A
settlement was established in 1794, but the settlers
were subsequently driven off by Indians and didn't
return until 1800. The original settlement was known as
Prather's Fort, for one of the settlers, and Licking
Station. It was later renamed Adamsville for William
Adams, a prominent local citizen, and renamed again as
Salyersville, for Samuel Salyer, after the formation of
The post office opened as Burning Spring in 1829, was moved and renamed Licking Station in 1839, moved and renamed Adamsville in 1849, and was finally renamed Salyersville in 1861. The population of Salyersville in 1990 was 1,917.
Magoffin was established in 1860.
Magoffin County was named for: Beriah Magoffin (1815-1885)
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