Printed on premium quality, glossy, photo paper
Available in 3 sizes
Printed in the USA
Salyersville was established in 1854. It was named for James Salyer, who operated a ferry across the Licking River there. The city's economy has historically been based on coal mining and agriculture; it is now also home to several small manufacturing plants and a large medical center affiliated with Saint Elizabeth Healthcare (formerly St. Mary's Hospital). The first post office at Salyersville opened in 1856, but closed two years later due to an outbreak of cholera that killed many residents of the town; another post office opened in 1861 only to close again during the American Civil War when Union troops occupied Kentucky from September 1862 until June 1865 because Confederate sympathizers had burned down much of nearby Paintsville as part of Morgan's Raid into Ohio County on July 9, 1863 (see Battle Of Tebbs Bend). A third post office finally succeeded this one around 1870 after returning veterans rebuilt most structures destroyed by fire or war-related neglect over those three years.