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

Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate

(1857-1923)

 
 
Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
1. Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate Marker
Inscription.  Marker Front:
Frances E. Beauchamp
(1857-1923)
This Madison Co. native spearheaded the antiliquor crusade in Ky. and was a leading figure in temperance movement nationwide. A protegee of famed Frances E. Willard, Beauchamp lectured on dry cause throughout the country. Among other causes she championed were prison reform and woman suffrage.

Marker Reverse:
Prohibition Advocate
Frances Beauchamp was preeminent leader of dry cause in Kentucky. Pres. of Ky. Women's Christian Temperance Union from 1895 until her death in 1923. She served ten years as chairman of state Prohibition party at a time when women were denied the vote. Largely through Beauchamp's efforts, a prohibition amendment to Kentucky constitution was adopted in 1919.
 
Erected 1990 by Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1872.)
 
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In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 37° 44.907′ N, 84° 17.832′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on West Main Street close to Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the First Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James B. McCreary Hall of Justice (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1786 / County Formed (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Freeman Miller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison County Courthouse 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gov. James B. McCreary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Medal of Honor Winners (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Richmond (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate Marker
Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate Marker
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
4. First Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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