Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Carolyn Conn Moore
Carrie Conn Moore, the first woman to serve in the Kentucky Senate, was born in Logan Co. on January 7, 1904. She moved to Franklin when she married J. Lee Moore. After her husband's death, she won a special election in Nov. 1949 to fill the unexpired term of his 5th Senatorial District seat. Her interests focused on education and social welfare.
She was a lifelong advocate of parental involvement in children's education and worked for various educational organizations, serving as V.P. of Ky. Congress of Parents and Teachers. After completing her term in the senate, she took a job with Democratic Nat'l Headquarters. She died on January 14, 1986, and is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Commission and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by Simpson County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2483.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics • Women. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 7, 1904.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 West Cedar Street, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simpson County Desert Shield / Desert Storm Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1819 / Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Beverly L. Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Cash-Carter Wedding / Walk the Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stone Jail / Jailer's Residence (about 600 feet away); Goodnight Memorial Library / Isaac Hershel Goodnight (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.