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Paris in Bourbon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Holmes McGuffey

 
 
William Holmes McGuffey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
1. William Holmes McGuffey Marker
Inscription.  Born September 23, 1800-Died May 4, 1873 Famous for his eclectic readers which introduced thousands of children to the treasures of literature. At this site he taught from 1823 to 1826 before joining the faculty of Miami University.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 178.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1959.
 
Location. 38° 12.768′ N, 84° 15.025′ W. Marker is in Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Marker is on High Street (U.S. 460) south of Ardery Place, on the left when traveling south. Across from Duncan Tavern and the Bourbon County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris KY 40361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bourbon County World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Duncan Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Bourbon County, 1786 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Edwards 1748-1837 / Westwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Bourbon County Revolutionary War Memorial
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bourbon County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); CSA at Paris, 1862 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eades Tavern (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  William Holmes McGuffey Museum. Miami University (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
William Holmes McGuffey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
2. William Holmes McGuffey Marker
The back of the Bourbon County Courthouse can be seen on the left of the photo.
Building where William Holmes McGuffey Marker located image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
3. Building where William Holmes McGuffey Marker located
The marker is against the wall of the building on the left across from the Duncan Tavern on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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