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Benton in Marshall County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

James R. Lemon (1848-1919)

 
 
James R. Lemon (1848-1919) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. James R. Lemon (1848-1919) Marker
Inscription. Owner and editor of Benton Tribune and Mayfield Messenger and author of a Marshall County history lived here. Lemon, in 1884, also founded Big Singing Day. This evolved from Southern Harmony, a hymn-singing custom popular in early 1800s, continuing today. Using only four "shaped notes," it simplifies music reading and has no accompaniment. House listed on National Register.
 
Erected 1984 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1749.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 51.339′ N, 88° 21.042′ W. Marker is in Benton, Kentucky, in Marshall County. Marker is on 1309 Main Street (U.S. 641) north of East 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Benton KY 42025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kentucky Writer (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benton County Vietnam Conflict Memorial (about 600 feet away); County Named, 1842 (about 600 feet away); Marshall County Civil War Cannon
Former home of James R. Lemon. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Former home of James R. Lemon.
(about 800 feet away); Civil War Action (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shelby McCallum (approx. 0.8 miles away); Inundated Site (approx. 6.1 miles away); Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
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 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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