Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake
Here, Professor C. L. Timberlake established first high school in city for blacks. Rosenwald High School opened in 1932; operated until 1966. Rosenwald Foundation funded its construction. In 1936, basketball team won National Negro tournament. Educators included Whitney Young, Jr., Pearl Arnett, & Caldwell Smith, Sr. Over
Worked lifetime to improve black educational opportunities. Wrote first position paper published by black Ky. educator in 1914. Won citation by National Urban League for outstanding achievement in education, 1949. Served as first black educator on Ky. Textbook Commission, 1950. Lived here after he retired. Over
Erected 2012 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2377.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Rosenwald Schools 🎓 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 37° 19.883′ N, 87° 29.586′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of North Kentucky Avenue and Couch Street, on the right when traveling north on North Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 North Kentucky Avenue, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named, 1806 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hockersmith House (approx. half a mile away); Harvey-Bassett House (approx. half a mile away); Turner Ruby House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carlow's Stone Wall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.