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Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Johnathan Pratt

 
 
John Johnathan Pratt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 28, 2018
1. John Johnathan Pratt Marker
Inscription.
Inventor of the early typewriter—the pterotye. Born in 1831, Union Dist., S.C., died in 1905, grave 2 miles west. While registered in chancery and later editor of the National Democrat near this siteabout 1860, developed his first writing machine for which he did not receive adequate credit due to the Civil War.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 9.167′ N, 85° 40.875′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 411) and Tol Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 W Main St, Centre AL 35960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee County Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County's Beginnings (about 700 feet away); Jordan Big Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherokee County Historical Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Turkey Town Council Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Garrett Cemetery
John Johnathan Pratt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 28, 2018
2. John Johnathan Pratt Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leesburg (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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