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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Mary E. Britton

 
 
Dr. Mary E. Britton Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Dr. Mary E. Britton Marker
Inscription.  Physician & teacher spoke here at 1887 State Assoc. of Colored Teachers Meeting advocating women's suffrage. Speech in national newspaper.
 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the National Votes for Women Trail 🗳️, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 37° 38.655′ N, 84° 46.133′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on East Walnut Street. Located in front of the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 E Walnut Street, Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willis Russell House / Craddock and Tardiveau (within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker
<i>Mary Ellen Britton</i> image. Click for full size.
Gibson Art Galleries, Chicago (photo courtesy of Memphis Public Library), April 29, 2019
2. Mary Ellen Britton
"Mary Ellen Britton, younger sister of Julia Britton Hooks. Mary Ellen was the first African American female physician in Lexington, Kentucky."
also named Grayson’s Tavern (about 300 feet away); Brick Schoolhouse (about 400 feet away); Watts-Bell House (about 500 feet away); Site of Log Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Fisher’s Row (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York.   2. submitted on April 29, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021