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Alben W. Barkley

 
 
Alben W. Barkley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
1. Alben W. Barkley Marker
Inscription.  
KY Congressman
35th V.P. USA died
while speaking 1956
W&L mock convention

 
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1956.
 
Location. 37° 47.12′ N, 79° 26.662′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Avenue and West Nelson Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north on Lee Avenue. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Lee Ave, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matthew F. Maury (here, next to this marker); Cy Twombly (within shouting distance of this marker); Pamela H. Simpson (within shouting distance of this marker); Hopkins Green (within shouting distance of this marker); John Robinson
Lee Ave & W Nelson St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
2. Lee Ave & W Nelson St
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Moore Brown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. James McDowell (about 400 feet away); Gen. "Bull" Paxton CSA (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alben Barkley dies during speech, April 30, 1956. Politico (Submitted on September 6, 2017.) 

2. Alben W. Barkley. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 6, 2017.) 
 
Senator Alben W. Barkley image. Click for full size.
Harris & Ewing Collection, May 10, 1938
3. Senator Alben W. Barkley
Library of Congress LC-H22-D-3922
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 6, 2017.

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Aug. 8, 2022