Mason County, 1788
S. end of Simon Kenton Bridge, Maysville, KY
Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger
+38.64587, -83.7624338°38'45" N, 83°45'45" W
"Established by the Va. Legislature, original county taken from Bourbon; included area of 16 present-day counties and parts of 3 others. Named for George Mason, Virginian, author of the Va. Declaration of Rights, 1776, foundation for the US Bill of Rights. He also drafted the Va. Constitution. Delegate to Continental Congress, 1777, US Constitutional Convention, 1787."
- June 21, 2012: Added by Bill Eichelberger