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Near Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Virgil Munday Chapman

 
 
Virgil Munday Chapman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
1. Virgil Munday Chapman Marker
Inscription.  U.S. Congressman and Senator for a quarter century; born here, 1895. Acclaimed as champion of Kentucky farmers; promoter of legislation to aid tobacco growers. Sponsored revision of food, drug, cosmetic laws. Attended Franklin schools and Univ. of Ky. Practiced law, 1918-25; Congressman, 1925-29; 1931-49; Senator, 1949 until his death, 1951. Interred Paris, Ky.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 978.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 45.102′ N, 86° 44.034′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on Middleton Road (State Road 103) east of George Taylor Road (State Road 665), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Middleton Road, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Bowie Birth Site / 1869 "Cut-Off"/Bowie Land (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brodnax-Conn House
Virgil Munday Chapman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
2. Virgil Munday Chapman Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); "Elmwood" (approx. 7.2 miles away); Red River Meeting House (approx. 7.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Widow (approx. 8.4 miles away); Lincoln School (approx. 8.4 miles away); a different marker also named Lincoln School (approx. 8.4 miles away); Jackson-Dickinson Duel (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Virgil Chapman (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Virgil Munday Chapman (1895-1951) image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, circa 1950
3. Virgil Munday Chapman (1895-1951)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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