Marion in Crittenden County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Senator W. J. Deboe / Senators from Marion
Born 1849, eight mi. SE of here. Deboe was elected County School Superintendent and opened law office, 1889. State Senator, 1893-97. Elected by Legislature to U.S. Senate, 1897. He wrote the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which provided for the popular election of U.S. Senators. Marion Postmaster three years. Died, 1927. Over.
Marion's two U.S. Senators lived one block east at College and Depot Streets. The home of W. J. Deboe, first Kentucky Republican Senator, was on the northwest corner. Senator Ollie M. James, a Democrat, resided on southwest corner. Both were prominent political leaders. Their graves are in cornering lots in Mapleview Cemetery, ½ mile west. Over.
Erected 1974 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1499.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Communications Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 37° 19.85′ N, 88° 4.894′ W. Marker is in Marion, Kentucky, in Crittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Depot Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 South Main 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. Courthouse Burned (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crittenden County Courthouse, Marion (about 600 feet away); County Named, 1842 (about 700 feet away); Family of Judges (approx. ¼ mile away); F. Julius Fohs (1884-1965) / Fohs Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church / Pioneer Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Centerville (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on William Joseph Deboe. (Submitted on September 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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