Benham in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Joseph Alexander Matthews
(1902 - 1970)
Erected 1997 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1995.)
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 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 36° 57.904′ N, 82° 56.626′ W. Marker is in Benham, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is on State Highway 6, 0.3 miles east of Maggard Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benham KY 40807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To Honor the Black Coal Miners Lynch Colored High School - West Main High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); City Water Plant (approx. 1.3 miles away); Coal Tipple (approx. 1.3 miles away); Power House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Winifrede Mine Conveyor (approx. 1.4 miles away); History of Lynch (approx. 1.4 miles away); No. 31 Mine Shop (approx. 1.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 2. submitted on December 6, 2021, by Gerald Castellow of Lexington, Kentucky. 3. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.