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Guthrie in Todd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Robert Penn Warren

1905-1989

 
 
Robert Penn Warren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, October 3, 2017
1. Robert Penn Warren Marker
Inscription.
Side One
A native of Guthrie, Warren was one of the nation's most prolific writers, a world-renowned man of letters. Graduate of Vanderbilt Univ., member of the Fugitives (writers group). Rhodes scholar at Oxford, 1928-1930; and twice a Guggenheim Fellow. He was professor of English at La. State, Minnesota, and Yale universities.

Side Two
Designated "First Poet Laureate of the United States" by Congress on February 26, 1986. To date only person to receive a Pulitzer Prize in both fiction and poetry. Warren was a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize: 1947 in fiction for All the King's Men; 1958 in poetry for Promises; 1978 in poetry for Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978.
 
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1879.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 38.869′ N, 87° 10.024′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Kentucky, in Todd County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east on Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the yard of the Robert Penn Warren Home. Home is a private residence,

Robert Penn Warren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, October 3, 2017
2. Robert Penn Warren Marker
please do not disturb. Marker is in this post office area: Guthrie KY 42234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tobacco Farmers Unite (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stage Coach Inn (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Boone (approx. 5.4 miles away in Tennessee); The Town of Port Royal (approx. 6.6 miles away in Tennessee); 1859 Masonic Lodge & General Store (approx. 6.6 miles away in Tennessee); Stores of Port Royal (approx. 6.7 miles away in Tennessee); Red River Church (approx. 7.2 miles away in Tennessee); Adams War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Penn Warren. (Submitted on October 3, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Robert Penn Warren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, October 3, 2017
3. Robert Penn Warren Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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