Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
John Johnathan Pratt
Inventor of the early typewriter—the pterotye. Born in 1831, Union Dist., S.C., died in 1905, grave 2 miles west. While registered in chancery and later editor of the National Democrat near this siteabout 1860, developed his first writing machine for which he did not receive adequate credit due to the Civil War.
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 34° 9.167′ N, 85° 40.875′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 411) and Tol Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 W Main St, Centre AL 35960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherokee County Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County's Beginnings (about 700 feet away); Cherokee County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jordan Big StoreCherokee County Historical Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.D. Jordan Jr. House (approx. ¼ mile away); Turkey Town Council Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Orville Estes Field (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.