Benham in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Joseph Alexander Matthews
(1902 - 1970)
Erected 1997 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1995.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 57.904′ N, 82° 56.626′ W. Marker is in Benham, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is on State Highway 6 0.3 miles east of Maggard Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benham KY 40807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To Honor the Black Coal Miners (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynch Colored High School - West Main High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynch (approx. 1.5 miles away); Scotia Mine Disaster Appalachia (approx. 9.9 miles away in Virginia); Carl Martin (approx. 11.5 miles away in Virginia); Big Stone Gap (approx. 11.5 miles away in Virginia); Southwest Virginia Museum (approx. 11.5 miles away in Virginia).
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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