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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Alben W. Barkley Marker
Inscription.  
Alben W. Barkley
Alben W. Barkley, Vice President of United States, 1949-53. Member U. S. Senate, 1927-49 and 1955-56; Senate Democratic leader 13 years; House of Representatives 1913-27. Born Lowes, Ky., 1877. Came to Paducah 1898. Elected to first public office as McCracken County Attorney, 1905. County Judge, 1909. Buried in Mt. Kenton Cemetery, in 1956. Loved and honored by nation.

Barkley's Grave
Alben W. Barkley, “The Veep” was Senate majority leader under Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Vice-Pres under President Harry S. Truman. He died April 30, 1956 while addressing a mock Democratic Convention at Washington and Lee Univ. His last words were: “I would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than sit in the seats of the mighty.”
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1112.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & Politics
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Barkley's Grave Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 2.666′ N, 88° 39.412′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Lone Oak Road (U.S. 45) and Carson Road, on the right when traveling south on Lone Oak Road. Marker is at entrance to Mt. Kenton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2505 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitehaven (approx. half a mile away); Paducah Community College (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Lone Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Angles / “The Veep” (approx. 1.2 miles away); Unity Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Immanuel Baptist (approx. 1.8 miles away); Forrest's Bivouac (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  Alben W. Barkley (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. Alben W. Barkley Marker
Alben William Barkley image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
4. Alben William Barkley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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