Just east of here is the last home site and grave of Mathias Harman, Sr. (1736-1832), early explorer, hunter and Revolutionary War veteran. Harman helped establish the first permanent English settlement in eastern Kentucky in 1755. In 1789 he founded Harman's Station on the Levisa River near John's Creek in present-day Johnson County. He and his wife, Lydia, settled in this area in 1803.
Geographic Location: Tazewell County
Physical Description of Location: Dry Fork Road (State Route 637) about 4 miles north of intersection with Baptist Valley Road (State Route 631), North Tazewell, VA 24630. This marker is located in a remote area on a very rural road.
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