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Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Laura Clay (1849-1941)

 
 
Laura Clay (1849-1941) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Laura Clay (1849-1941) Marker
Inscription.  Woman's rights leader, born here, was pres. of Ky. Equal Rights Assn. 1888-1912. Daughter of Cassius M. Clay, Laura won coeducational, property and joint guardianship rights for Ky. women and held key positions in National American Woman Suffrage Assn. Her associates included Susan B. Anthony. Woman suffrage gained by 19th Amendment, 1920. Laura Clay buried Lexington.
 
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society • Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1800.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 37° 49.972′ N, 84° 21.087′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from White Hall Shrine Road (Kentucky Route 3055) 0.4 miles south of Fox Town Road. Marker is in White Hall State Historic Site. It is located along the semi-elliptical driveway in front of the main house, approximately 100 yards from the mansion.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond KY 40475, 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. Mary Barr Clay (a few steps from this marker); White Hall State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln & Cassius Marcellus Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); White Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky & the Emancipation Proclamation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richmond Garden Club (about 300 feet away); Stone Kitchen (about 600 feet away); “Lion of White Hall” (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Laura Clay (1849-1941). Short biography with photographs of the woman's suffrage leader, whose activism likely was influenced by her parents' divorce. (Amy Roe, ExploreKYHistory) (Submitted on July 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Laura Clay. Wikipedia entry on the suffragist, who was one of two women (Cora Wilson Stewart was the other ) to be the first women to have their names placed into nomination for the U.S. presidency at the convention of a major political party in 1920. (Submitted on July 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Laura Clay (1849-1941) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. Laura Clay (1849-1941) Marker
White Hall, the Clay family home, is in the background.
 
 
Laura Clay (1849-1941) image. Click for full size.
Bain News Service via Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (Public Domain)
3. Laura Clay (1849-1941)
White Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
4. White Hall
The Clay family home, Laura was born here on February 9, 1849.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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