Marion in Crittenden County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
F. Julius Fohs (1884-1965) / Fohs Hall
F. Julius Fohs was born in N.Y. but moved to Marion, Ky. in 1890. He graduated from Marion High School. Managed fluorspar mining operation, 1900-1904; served as assistant state geologist for Ky., 1905-12. Received honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Israel Institute of Technology for his assistance in the development of mineral resources, 1957.
Julius Fohs had structure built and gave it to people of Marion, 1926. Located on lot where Fohs family lived. Fohs Hall, Inc., formed 1981 for perpetual preservation of Hall; to be used by citizens of Marion and Crittenden Co. as a community center and civic auditorium. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Erected 2001 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2065.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 37° 20.046′ N, 88° 4.707′ W. Marker is in Marion, Kentucky, in Crittenden County. Marker is on North Walker Street north of East Bellville Street (Kentucky Route 120), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Walker Street, Marion KY 42064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crittenden County Courthouse, Marion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Senator W. J. Deboe / Senators from Marion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Family of Judges (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church / Pioneer Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Centerville (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Fohs Hall. (Submitted on September 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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