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Near Crestwood in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

David Wark Griffith

1875 - 1948

 
 
DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, December 22, 2009
1. DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker
Kentucky State Historical Marker on the grounds of the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery
Inscription.  Oldham County native buried here. Renowned as director-producer of The Birth of a Nation, film drama of Civil War and post-bellum era, and also Intolerance, Orphans of the Storm, Broken Blossoms. He created dramatic and photographic effects, close-up and fade-out. He brought out Mary Pickford, Lillian and Dorothy Gish and other stars.
 
Erected 1964 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 650.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainmentWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 20.996′ N, 85° 24.891′ W. Marker is near Crestwood, Kentucky, in Oldham County. Marker is on State Highway 22, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in front of the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 West Highway 22, Crestwood KY 40014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farming Community Around The Maples Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); History of the Maples Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); McCarty and Ricketts Funeral Home (approx. 4.3 miles away); Oldham County History Center (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oldham County History Center (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oldham County History Center (approx. 4.4 miles away); James and Amanda Mount Home / J.C. Barnett Library and Archives (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crestwood.
 
Regarding David Wark Griffith. David Wark Griffith is much better-known as D.W. Griffith.
 
Also see . . .
1. D.W. Griffith's Grave. From Find-a-Grave. (Submitted on December 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Birth of a Nation. Wikipedia article detailing D.W. Griffith's movie. (Submitted on December 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Classic Movies, D.W. Griffith, Famous Movie; racism.
 
DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, December 22, 2009
2. DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker
Kentucky State Historical Marker for D.W. Griffith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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