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Near Corydon in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Kentucky Consumer Rural Cooperative Electricity

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. First Kentucky Consumer Rural Cooperative Electricity Marker
Inscription.  Here in Oct. 1937 Frank T. Street became first member-consumer to receive rural electric cooperative power in Ky. Energy was provided by Henderson RECC, first rural electric system in state to be energized. Cooperative electricity has provided a more stable and diversified economy and a higher standard of living in rural areas.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1392.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1937.
 
Location. 37° 45.888′ N, 87° 37.766′ W. Marker is near Corydon, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 41, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7927 US-41 Alt, Corydon KY 42406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corydon (approx. 3.9 miles away); Delano-Alves House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Stewart House
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. First Kentucky Consumer Rural Cooperative Electricity Marker
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(approx. 4.7 miles away); Nurse Mary W. Arvin (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fernwood Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Powell-Martin House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Home of Lucy Furman (approx. 5.3 miles away); The African Baptist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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