Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Goodnight Memorial Library / Isaac Hershel Goodnight
Mrs. Goodnight (1858-1935), wife of I.H. Goodnight, in her will made possible the erection of this municipal building containing library, auditorium, assembly room, museum, kitchen. With aid of federal funds, WPA did the work. Assembly room used by Ella Hoy Goodnight Music Club. Sen. Alben W. Barkley, later Vice President, dedicated building in 1937. Over.
State representative, congressman, circuit judge. Born Allen County 1849, he came here in 1870 and began law practice, 1873. Served as state representative, 1877-1878, U.S. Congressman from 1889-95. Chairman of the Democratic State Convention of 1891. Elected judge of Kentucky's seventh circuit in 1897, serving till his death here in 1901. See over.
Erected 1970 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1369.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 36° 43.225′ N, 86° 34.694′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles south of East Madison Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Main Street, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carolyn Conn Moore (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1819 / Franklin (about 700 feet away); Simpson County Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away); Simpson County Desert Shield / Desert Storm Veterans Monument (about 800 feet away); Cash-Carter Wedding / Walk the Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpson County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beverly L. Clarke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Stone Jail / Jailer's Residence (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Issac Goodnight. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Goodnight Memorial Library website. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 239 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.