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Adams Center in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Melvil Dewey

1851-1931

 
 
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By Dominic Morrell, July 11, 2014
1. Birthplace of Melvil Dewey Marker
Inscription.  Librarian and educator creator of the Dewey Decimal System
 
Erected by In Memory Of Helen C. Whitney.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducation.
 
Location. 43° 51.648′ N, 76° 0.301′ W. Marker is in Adams Center, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on U.S. 11, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13300 US 11, Adams Center NY 13606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watertown Region (approx. 5.4 miles away); Carrying Cable Route (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Carrying Cable Route (approx. 6.9 miles away); Home of Dr. Samuel Guthrie (approx. 7.6 miles away); Battle of York Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); War of 1812 Unknown Soldiers Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Soldiers Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Birthplace of Melvil Dewey.
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Melvil Dewey was born in this house on December 10, 1851. He later invented the Dewey Decimal System to categorize library books, helped to host the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and founded the Lake Placid Club.
 
Additional keywords. Library Sciences
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2014, by Dominic Morrell of Dover, Delaware. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 21, 2014, by Dominic Morrell of Dover, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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