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Center in Metcalfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ed Porter Thompson

 
 
Ed Porter Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Ed Porter Thompson Marker
Inscription. Born near Center, Metcalfe Co., 1834. Elected Kentucky Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1891 to 95. Noted educator; mathematician, and linguist, the author of 6 books, including 2 state-adopted texts: “Academic Arithmetic” and “Young People’s History of Kentucky.” His “History of the Orphan Brigade” is a most complete and valuable Civil War record. He died in 1903.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1200.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 8.534′ N, 85° 41.598′ W. Marker is in Center, Kentucky, in Metcalfe County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 314 and State Highway 1048, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 314. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Center KY 42214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Savoyard (approx. 3.4 miles away); Joseph A. Altsheler (approx. 3.4 miles away); Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel (approx. 4.3 miles
Ed Porter Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Ed Porter Thompson Marker
Near intersection of State Highways 314 and 1048
away); Partisan Protected (approx. 4.6 miles away); Last Recorded Indian Raid (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bear Wallow (approx. 9.3 miles away); Dripping Springs (approx. 9.8 miles away); Rev. Robert Stockton (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 19, 2016.
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