Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Thelma Hawkins Stovall
Born in Munfordville, Ky., Thelma began working at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co. at 15 to help her family during the Depression. There she met L.R. Stovall; they married in 1936. Thelma studied at UK, EKU and LaSalle Extension University. Her first elected position was as recording secretary for a union.
A dedicated public servant, she held various appointed and elected positions, including sec. of state and state treasurer for over 30 years. In 1975, Thelma was elected Kentucky's first female lt. governor. As acting governor in 1978, she fought for legislation in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Presented by Munfordville Tourism Commission
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2171.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 37° 16.224′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 River Road, Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Munford Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart County One-Room Schools (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Monument (about 500 feet away); Munfordville in the Civil War (about 500 feet away); A Remarkable Kentucky Family (about 500 feet away); Hart County (about 500 feet away); L&N Railroad Bridge (about 600 feet away); Carter-Dowling School / Teachers at "Colored" Elementary Schools of Hart County Circa 1950 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.