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Stubblefield Birthplace

 
 
Stubblefield Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 14, 2021
1. Stubblefield Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Nathan Bowman Stubblefield was born near here in 1860. He successfully demonstrated wireless voice transmission as early as 1892. Patents were granted to him in that year.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 87.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 36° 37.95′ N, 88° 18.228′ W. Marker is in Murray, Kentucky, in Calloway County. Marker is on North 4th Street (Kentucky Route 2075) ¼ mile south of Schutz Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1507 State Highway 2075, Murray KY 42071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waters Schoolhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); First Christian Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Will Linn House (approx. 1½ miles away); Calloway County War Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Confederate Memorial (Murray, Kentucky)
Stubblefield Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 14, 2021
2. Stubblefield Birthplace Marker
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(approx. 1½ miles away); County Named, 1822 (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cooperative Program (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murray.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stubblefield Birthplace. By Katie Crawford-Lackey and Christopher Beebout for ExploreKYHistory, a Kentucky Historical Society series. (Submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. The father of radio broadcast — Nathan B. Stubblefield. Text of May 18, 1961 speech by James L. Johnson, then executive secretary of the Murray Chamber of Commerce, to the Kentucky Broadcasters Association before it formally recognized Stubblefield as the inventor of radio broadcast. Posted by the Murray Ledger & Times, Jan. 15, 2021. (Submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Nathan B. Stubblefield with his later wireless telephone image. Click for full size.
Murray State University, Jackson Purchase Digital Archives / Public domain, circa 1908
3. Nathan B. Stubblefield with his later wireless telephone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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