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Catlettsburg in Boyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Mary Elliott Flanery

Mary Elliott Flanery Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. Mary Elliott Flanery Marker, side one
Inscription.  The first woman elected to Kentucky legislature, 1921. Mary E. Flanery elected to House of Representatives from Boyd County. She had worked for woman suffrage; was concerned with marriage and divorce laws and educational reform. At her death, 1933, a bronze marker was placed at her seat, No. 40, in house chamber.

Mary E. Flanery was a journalist, suffragist, and politician. Born 1867 in Carter County (now Elliott County), she wrote for Ashland Daily Independent, 1904-26; also taught in Elliott and Carter counties. Chosen in 1924 as delegate to the Democratic National Convention, New York City. In addition to public life, she and her husband reared five children. Buried, Ashland Cementery.
Erected 2004 by Democratic Womans Club of Kentucky, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2136.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 38° 24.959′ N, 82° 35.942′ 
Mary Elliott Flanery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Mary Elliott Flanery Marker
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W. Marker is in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, in Boyd County. Marker is at the intersection of 28th Street and Panola Street, on the right when traveling west on 28th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2716 Panola St, Catlettsburg KY 41129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge John M. Elliott (within shouting distance of this marker); Country Music Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1860 (about 500 feet away); Civil War Army Base (about 600 feet away); William Davidson (approx. 0.6 miles away in Ohio); Dreamland Pool (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); Ceredo - Kenova (approx. one mile away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catlettsburg.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “After women gained suffrage in Kentucky, in 1921, Flanery ran as the Democratic party candidate for a seat in the Kentucky House of Representative from the 89th District representing Boyd County, Kentucky and won by a 250-vote margin. When Flanery took her seat in the lower house of the General Assembly in January 1922, she was the first female state legislator elected in Kentucky and the first female legislator elected south of the Mason–Dixon line. As an legislator, Flanery continued her advocacy for women’s rights. She urged her colleagues to change legislation about marriage and divorce,
Mary Elliott Flanery (1867–1933) image. Click for full size.
Via the Kentucky Digital Library
3. Mary Elliott Flanery (1867–1933)
and to implement the federal Shepard-Towner Maternity Act, a progressive era program that provided medical care to pregnant women and their children.” (Submitted on November 10, 2018.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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Aug. 9, 2022