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Near Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation

 
 
First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation Marker
Inscription.  On Jan. 12, 1939, the Goodnight substation was energized. The circuit powered 107 homes along 51 miles of power line in Barren Co. This substation was the first in Farmers RECC service territory. Electricity improved rural life, increased agricultural production, and powered economic development in south central Kentucky.
 
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2425.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Rural Electrification 💡 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 12, 1939.
 
Location. 37° 4.461′ N, 85° 53.447′ W. Marker is near Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on N. Jackson Highway (U.S. 31E) 0.1 miles north of Horton Rigdon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glasgow KY 42141, 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. F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store (approx. 2.6 miles away); Long Hunters' Camp
Marker Next to Goodnight Electrical Substation image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Marker Next to Goodnight Electrical Substation
View to northeast from US 31E
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); Bear Wallow (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Williams (approx. 5˝ miles away); Barren County Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away); Barren County, 1798 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Barren County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Morgan in Glasgow (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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