Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
This prominent black businessman owned and operated a lumberyard at 426-428 Madison Avenue. As a Baptist minister, Price was major figure in development of city's black churches. He was also a leader in obtaining free public education for blacks in northern Kentucky. Died in 1923. Jacob Price housing project named to honor his accomplishments.
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1821.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 39° 4.915′ N, 84° 30.392′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenup Street (Kentucky Route 17) and East 9th Street, on the left when traveling north on Greenup Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 East 9th Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking William L. Grant / Lincoln and Grant Schools (a few steps from this marker); Dr. James E. Randolph (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northern KYs 1st Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); African American Elks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clayton-Bullock House (approx. ¼ mile away); Noted Historian (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (approx. ¼ mile away); Covington & Lexington Turnpike (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Also see . . . Jacob Price Marker Returns to Covington Ground. River City News website entry:
The historical marker honoring Jacob Price was taken down and placed in storage in 2015 as the housing projects named for him were to be razed and replaced by River's Edge at Eastside Pointe. On May 20 of this year, the City of Covington held a re-dedication for the historical marker and placed it in this new location. (Submitted on August 17, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.