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Near Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thelma L. Stovall

1919 - 1994

 
 
Thelma L. Stovall Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
1. Thelma L. Stovall Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  

[Side A]
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.
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[Side B]
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,
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85° 19.793′ W. Marker is near Simpsonville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is on I-64, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the eastbound rest area near I-64 mile marker 29. 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); Simpsonville Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 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); Ednum Gregg (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Thelma L. Stovall Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
2. Thelma L. Stovall Marker (Side B)
Thelma L. Stovall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
3. Thelma L. Stovall Marker
 
 
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 684 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jun. 20, 2024