Mason County (Ky.)



Mason County (Ky.)


Located in northeastern Kentucky along the Ohio River and the boundary with Ohio, the county is 50 miles northeast Lexington,and the county seat is Maysville. One of the original counties that predated statehood, it was named for George Mason (1725-1792), who wrote the Declaration of Independence.

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USGS GNIS ID: 516924
U.S. Census code: 99161

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Title Alternate label Class
1849--Henry Young Escapes Location Event
1831--Squire Nelson Escapes to Canada Location Event
1851--Woman and Children Self-Emancipate Location Event
1852--Father Helps Children Escape Location Event
1853--Five Slaves Escape Location Event
1853--Reward Ad For Emily Location Event
1856--John Price Escapes Location Event
1855--Escape on Steamer Location Event
1849--Escape Attempt Across River Location Event
1848--Mass Escape of Fifteen to Twenty Freedom Seekers Location Event
1844--Violence After Slaves' Capture Location Event
1858--Juliet Miles Caught Location Event
1852--Eight Slaves Escape Location Event
1843--Ad For Seven Runaway Slaves Location Event
1866--Alexander and Sleet Families Assaulted and Intimidated Location Event
Title Alternate label Class
Norris, Joseph Life event(s) Person
Whitaker, William Life event(s) Person
Wood, Horatio Life event(s) Person
Norris, John D., Sr. Life event(s) Person
Crosby, Susannah Life event(s) Person
Cushman, Thomas Life event(s) Person
Vawter, Edmund F. Life event(s) Person
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Title Alternate label Class
Crosby, Susannah Place of birth Person
Stevenson, Benjamin Franklin Place of birth Person
Watson, Phil Place of birth Person