Near Benton in Marshall County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Later served as 1st District railroad commissioner & was member of KET Authority and Pritchard Commission of Higher Education. He was first chairman of state legislative Ethics Board, created in response to the Watergate scandal, and presided over passage of first Civil Rights Act in a southern state. He died in 1987 & is buried at Fooks Cemetery.
Erected 2012 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2383.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 51.481′ N, 88° 20.201′ W. Marker is near Benton, Kentucky, in Marshall County. Marker is on Eggners Ferry Road (Kentucky Route 408) 0.1 miles east of Shelby McCallum Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at Freeland Broadcasting. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1842 (approx. ¾ mile away); Marshall County Civil War Cannon (approx. ¾ mile away); Benton County Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Kentucky Writer (approx. ¾ mile away); James R. Lemon (1848-1919) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Action (approx. 0.9 miles away); Inundated Site (approx. 5.4 miles away); Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
Also see . . . Explore Kentucky History on Shelby McCallum. (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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