Midas is an unincorporated community located in Floyd County, Kentucky. It is located around the intersection of Midas Road and Kentucky Route 550, North of Hueysville, Kentucky (separated by Midas Tunnel) and West of Eastern, Kentucky. Not much remains except some scattered residences and Midas Road and the Midas Tunnel. CSX E&BV Subdivision passes through Midas and crosses Midas Road after exiting the tunnel.
Civil War History
On January 10, 1862, the Battle of Middle Creek was fought near Prestonburg. Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall and his Confederate troops retreated using the Left Fork of Middle Creek and went south and camped near Midas at the Joseph Gearheart Farm, located midway between Midas and Hueysville. After staying for a week, Humphrey and his troops traveled farther up Beaver Creek before retreating out of Kentucky and into Virginia.
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- ↑ History-President Lincoln-Middle Creek https://www.middlecreek.org/history/
- ↑ Old 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment October 1861 to October 1862- The Civil War Experiences of the Barkers and Gevedons of Morgan County, Page 8, http://www.usgenwebsites.org/KYMorgan/military/cw5.pdf