Near Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Thelma L. Stovall
1919 - 1994
Entered political service in 1949 when she was elected to the Kentucky state legislature. For the next 34 years, Stovall served Kentucky in a variety of elected & appointed positions, including secretary of state, state treasurer, labor commissioner, & as the first woman elected lt. governor in Kentucky.
As lt. governor, she was elevated to acting governor several times & took advantage of the position. In 1978 she championed the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which was not well received by the legislature. In 1979 she was more successful in securing passage of a bill for property tax reform.
Presented by Unions and Friends.
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2170.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
Location. 38° 12.212′ N, 85° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Simpsonville KY 40067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. John Simpson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Stone Inn (approx. 1.6 miles away); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lincoln Institute Campus (approx. 2.8 miles away); Benj. Logan-Pioneer / James Knox-Pioneer (approx. 3 miles away); Long Run Massacre (approx. 6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.