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Bluefield in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elizabeth Kee

 
 
Elizabeth Kee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
1. Elizabeth Kee Marker
Inscription. The first woman elected to Congress from West Virginia. Born as Maude Etta Simpkins on June 7, 1895, she married Bluefield lawyer John Kee, who served in congress, 1932–1951. Employed 18 years as his secretary; elected to complete his term in 1951; re-elected to six terms; retired, 1964. Noted for service to constituents and passage of 1962 Accelerated Public Works Act. Died February 15, 1975.
 
Erected 2005 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 16.027′ N, 81° 13.31′ W. Marker is in Bluefield, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on Federal Street (U.S. 52). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Federal Street, Bluefield WV 24701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluefield (a few steps from this marker); Bluefield State Teacher’s College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bluefield State College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andrew Davidson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bluefield College (approx. 2.1 miles away in Virginia); Engagement at Falls Mills
Elizabeth Kee Federal Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Elizabeth Kee Federal Building and Marker
(approx. 5 miles away in Virginia); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bluefield.
 
Also see . . .  Elizabeth Kee. (Submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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