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Mayfield in Graves County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daniel R. Merritt (1833-1907)

 
 
Daniel R. Merritt (1833-1907) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 20, 2021
1. Daniel R. Merritt (1833-1907) Marker
Inscription.  This Graves County businessman was founder and first president of Merit Clothing Co. (1899), located in brick building across Sixth St. Also organized Mayfield Exchange Bank, 1899. Was Confederate surgeon (1861-65) in 3rd and 7th Ky. Inf. Regts. Born in Todd Co., he had outstanding medical and business career. Buried in Maplewood Cem.
Presented by Mrs. Ruth Merritt, Exchange
Bank, and City of Mayfield.

 
Erected 1998 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2010.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 36° 44.402′ N, 88° 38.085′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is on South 6th Street north of East Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 South 6th Street, Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Daniel R. Merritt (1833-1907) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 20, 2021
2. Daniel R. Merritt (1833-1907) Marker
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secession Abandoned (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Desert Storm (about 500 feet away); Graves County Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away); County Named, 1823 (about 600 feet away); Colonel Herschel H. Green (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Two Successful Raids (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayfield.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Daniel Ross Merritt (1833-1907). A more-detailed biography on Find a Grave. (Submitted on March 23, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Merit Clothing Company repainted sign on nearby building. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 21, 2020
3. Merit Clothing Company repainted sign on nearby building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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