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Pewee Valley in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Annie Fellows Johnston

 
 
Annie Fellows Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
1. Annie Fellows Johnston Marker
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Annie Fellows Johnston
1863-1931
A celebrated author of children's fiction, she was best known for her "Little Colonel" novels. While visiting relatives in Pewee Valley, she met five-year-old Hattie Cochran and her grandfather, Col. Geo. Weissinger, the inspirations for the characters in the novels. The fictitious Lloydsborough Valley was based on Pewee Valley.

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An Indiana native, she wrote more than forty books, and most of the characters were based on people she knew. In 1910 she moved to Pewee Valley and bought "The Beeches." She lived there with her step-daughter, artist Mary G. Johnston, for the rest of her life. "The Little Colonel" movie starring Shirley Temple was made in 1935.
 
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2503.)
 
Location. 38° 18.772′ N, 85° 29.549′ W. Marker is in Pewee Valley, Kentucky, in Oldham County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Ave and Peace Lane, on the right when traveling west on Central Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pewee Valley KY 40056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Annie Fellows Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
2. Annie Fellows Johnston Marker
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. Wolf Pen Corridor / Wolf Pen Preservation Association, Inc. (approx. 4.3 miles away); David Wark Griffith (approx. 4.9 miles away); Perryville Prelude (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home (approx. 7.8 miles away); Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 8.2 miles away); Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. 8˝ miles away); Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Annie Fellows Johnston on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Annie Fellows Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
3. Annie Fellows Johnston Marker
"The Beeches" image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
4. "The Beeches"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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