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Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Allen Tate (1899-1978)

 
 
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By Frank Profitt, January 4, 2021
1. Allen Tate (1899-1978) Marker
Inscription.  Born in Winchester, Allen Tate was a teacher and writer of prose and poetry of international fame. Also a leader of "New Criticism" poets and group known as Agrarians that supported the southern tradition. Helped found poetry magazine, "The Fugitive," 1922-25, with Robert Penn Warren and others. He received the National Medal for Literature.
 
Erected 2002 by Kentucky Historical Society, presented by the City of Winchester. (Marker Number 2098.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 59.982′ N, 84° 11.775′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lexington Avenue (U.S. 60) and McCann Drive, on the right when traveling west on West Lexington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1113 W Lexington Ave, Winchester KY 40391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone (approx. ¾ mile away); Homer C. Ledford
Allen Tate (1899-1978) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, January 4, 2021
2. Allen Tate (1899-1978) Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Hanson Home Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Governor James Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clark County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gov. James Clark Judicial Center (approx. 1.1 miles away); County Named 1793 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Allen Tate. Wikipedia article (Submitted on January 9, 2021.) 
 
Additional keywords. white supremacists, Jim Crow South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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