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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. James E. Randolph

(1888-1981)

 
 
Dr. James E. Randolph Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Dr. James E. Randolph Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  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.
Presented by City of Covington.

 
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 AmericansScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location.
Dr. James E. Randolph Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Dr. James E. Randolph Marker (Side B)
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39° 4.797′ N, 84° 30.361′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenup Street (Kentucky Route 17) and Lynn Street, on the left when traveling north on Greenup Street. 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); William L. Grant / Lincoln and Grant Schools (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Covington & Lexington Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clayton-Bullock House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (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 . . .  Randolph, James E. (Dr.). Biography by Kenton County Public Library. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Dr. James E. Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
3. Dr. James E. Randolph Marker
Looking north from Lynn Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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