Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. James E. Randolph
Born in Missouri, Randolph earned a medical degree from Meharry College in Nashville, Tenn., in 1917. He moved to Covington in 1922 and opened an office on Greenup St., where he practiced for 59 years. He was the first African American physician at St. Elizabeth Hospital and the first to be admitted to the Campbell-Kenton Medical Society.
Among Dr. Randolph's several honors are the LaSalette Academy's Gold Medal for service to the community (1976) and the Eastside Neighborhood Park that bears his name (1974). In 1997, he was posthumously inducted into the Northern Ky. Leadership Hall of Fame. Randolph is buried at Mary Smith Cemetery in Elsmere, Ky.
Erected 2004 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2152.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1039 Greenup Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African American Elks (within shouting distance of this marker); Spennenberg Grocery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William L. Grant / Lincoln and Grant Schools (about 700 feet away); Jacob Price (about 700 feet away); Northern KY’s 1st Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sandford House / Western Baptist Theological Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Farny Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Covington & Lexington Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
More about this marker. Marker is in front of St. James A.M.E. Church, where Dr. Randolph was a longtime member.
Also see . . . James E. Randolph. Notable Kentucky African Americans website entry (Submitted on January 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.