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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Round Table Literary Park

 
 
Round Table Literary Park Marker Front Side image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2021
1. Round Table Literary Park Marker Front Side
Inscription.  
The Round Table and the Sword in the Stone, replicas from the Chivalric Age of King Arthur, were erected in the belief that the lofty ideals and standards of gentility that prevailed in Camelot can be renewed on the campus on Hopkinsville Community College since those virtues practiced by the knights of old transcend both time and space to enrich and ennoble the lives of all.


The Sword in the Stone
Dedicated - May 3, 1974
Designer of Sword - Lacy Long
Intaglio on Sword - Woodie Howell
Execution of Design - Gerald Holland
Donation of Stone - Hopkinsville Stone Company

The Round Table
Dedicated - October 12, 1975
Architect-Builder - John T. Robertson
Art and Calligraphy - Allie Davis
Intaglio - Walter Rascoe
Seating Accommodations - Blue Lake Block Company

Research and Initiator of project - Staff of the Literary Magazine The Round Table
Mrs. Frances G. Thomas, faculty advisor
Director of Hopkinsville Community College - Dr. Thomas L. Riley
Financial Assistance - Business and Financial Institutions
Round Table Literary Park Marker Rear Side image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2021
2. Round Table Literary Park Marker Rear Side
of Hopkinsville, Cadiz, Princeton, Elkton, and Pembroke
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 36° 52.949′ N, 87° 29.126′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is on Talbert Drive just west of North Elm Street, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of Hopkinsville Community College, at the entrance to Round Table Literary Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 North Dr, Hopkinsville KY 42240, 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. Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. ¼ mile away); Famous Prophet (approx. half a mile away); Union General's Grave (approx. half a mile away); Hdqrs. CSA Commander / 101 CSA Unknown (approx. half a mile away); County Named, 1797 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (approx. 1.1 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Tholos of Delphi Replica image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2021
3. Tholos of Delphi Replica
Plaque Reads: Delphian Tholos Replica Established 1996 The Roundtable Staff 1965 - 1996 Architect-Builder John T. Robertson Faculty Advisor Frances G. Thomas 1965 - 1996
Replica of King Arthur's Round Table image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2021
4. Replica of King Arthur's Round Table
Inscribed are the names of each of King Arthur's Knights, referring to the location which they would be seated at the round table.
Sword in the Stone image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2021
5. Sword in the Stone
Greco-Roman Amphitheater image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2021
6. Greco-Roman Amphitheater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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