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Near Crestwood in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

David Wark Griffith

1875 - 1948

 
 
DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, December 22, 2009
1. DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker
Kentucky State Historical Marker on the grounds of the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery
Inscription. Oldham County native buried here. Renowned as director-producer of The Birth of a Nation, film drama of Civil War and post-bellum era, and also Intolerance, Orphans of the Storm, Broken Blossoms. He created dramatic and photographic effects, close-up and fade-out. He brought out Mary Pickford, Lillian and Dorothy Gish and other stars.
 
Erected 1964 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 650.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 20.996′ N, 85° 24.891′ W. Marker is near Crestwood, Kentucky, in Oldham County. Marker is on State Highway 22, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 West Highway 22, Crestwood KY 40014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); A Masonic Leader (approx. 4.4 miles away); William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial
DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, December 22, 2009
2. DAVID WARK GRIFFITH Marker
Kentucky State Historical Marker for D.W. Griffith
(approx. 4.4 miles away); William T. Barbour House (approx. 4.4 miles away); 104 East Main Street (approx. 4 miles away); Oldham County, 1824 (approx. 4 miles away); Annie Fellows Johnston (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Regarding David Wark Griffith. David Wark Griffith is much better-known as D.W. Griffith.
 
Also see . . .
1. D.W. Griffith's Grave. From Find-a-Grave. (Submitted on December 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Birth of a Nation. Wikipedia article detailing D.W. Griffith's movie. (Submitted on December 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Classic Movies, D.W. Griffith, Famous Movie Directors
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainmentWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,382 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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