Alcorn Homestead / Sophia K. Alcorn
Former home of Sophia K. Alcorn. Born in Lincoln County in 1883, she invented the Tadoma method to teach deaf~blind individuals to speak through the feel of sound vibrations from the lips and cheeks. The method was named for two deaf~blind students, Tad Chapman and Oma Simpson. The system still used internationally.
Sophia K. Alcorn
Sophia Alcorn devised a system of written visual symbols to assist in developing speech in deaf children. Known as the "Alcorn Symbols", the system is used by teachers of deaf today. Remembered as educator from Ky. School for Deaf in Danville. She was active in Stanford Presby. Church. Died, 1967, and buried in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford. Presented by Lincoln Co. Historical Society.
Erected 2004 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2135.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Logan's Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baughman Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); History Written in Departures & Arrivals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stanford Female College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kentucky's Oldest Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilderness Road / Logan’s Station (approx. half a mile away); Cherokees in Kentucky (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanford.
Also see . . . Alcorn Homestead. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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