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

Mary Florence Taney

 
 
Mary Florence Taney Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Mary Florence Taney Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Community leader and author Mary Florence Taney, born in Campbell Co. in 1856 lived here. She wrote Kentucky Pioneer Women and the lyrics for the "Kentucky State Song." Taney served as state's first female Notary Public. After her death in 1936, she was laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.

Taney founded three national heritage organizations. In 1907, she established the Colonial Daughters of America. In 1915, she founded the Colonial Dames 17th Century. In 1921, she led the creation of the Dames of the Court of Honor. The last two continue to do charitable work.
KY Society Colonial Dames 17th Century

 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2555.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location.
Mary Florence Taney Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Mary Florence Taney Marker (Side B)
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39° 5.309′ N, 84° 30.379′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Garrard Street and Sanford Alley, on the right when traveling north on Garrard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Garrard 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. Daniel Carter Beard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Daniel Carter Beard (about 300 feet away); Senator Richard P. Ernst / Ernst Mansion (about 300 feet away); John W. Stevenson Home (about 500 feet away); First City Hall (about 500 feet away); Hearne Mansion (about 700 feet away); Carneal House (about 800 feet away); Northern Kentucky Heritage League (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Mary Florence Taney. Biographical sketch by Rebecca Wishnevski for the Kentucky Historical Society's ExploreKYHistory series. (Submitted on June 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Mary Florence Taney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
3. Mary Florence Taney Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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