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Tuscumbia in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ivy Green

Birthplace of Helen Keller

 
 
Ivy Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
1. Ivy Green Marker
Inscription. The Family Home of Captain Arthur M. & Kate Adams Keller was build 1820, being the second house erected in Tuscumbia.
Here on June 27, 1880 was born America's First Lady of Courage Helen Adams Keller
 
Erected by Presented by The Lions of Alabama.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 44.28′ N, 87° 42.341′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 N. Commons St West Tuscumbia, Al 35674, Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ethel Davis Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); At This Well (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Challenge / The Response (about 500 feet away); The Moon Tree (about 500 feet away); Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia (about 600 feet away); William Winston Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howell Thomas Heflin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
 
Also see . . .
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
2. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

1. Ivy Green Grounds. Located on a 640-acre tract in historic Tuscumbia, Ivy Green was built in 1820 by David and Mary Fairfax Moore Keller, grandparents of Helen Keller. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Helen Keller. Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. File:Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan in July 1888.jpg. Picture of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

4. American Foundation for the Blind Braill C Bug. Childhood 1880~1894 (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

5. Helen Keller. Helen Keller buried at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

6. Quotations by Author. Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) US blind & deaf educator (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

7. You tube Helen Keller ~Phoenix learning group. Helen Keller: In her story (clip) (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Ivy Green image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1991
3. Ivy Green
Helen Keller Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
4. Helen Keller Plaque
Helen Keller
1880 - 1968
A great lady of courage
and humanitarian service
presented by
The Lions of Alabama
Helen Keller's birth Cottage & Living quarters for Helen's and teacher Anne Sullivan image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
5. Helen Keller's birth Cottage & Living quarters for Helen's and teacher Anne Sullivan
Helen Keller Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
6. Helen Keller Home
Christmas at the Keller's in the Parlor image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
7. Christmas at the Keller's in the Parlor
The Helen Keller Home ~At entrance of Hallway image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
8. The Helen Keller Home ~At entrance of Hallway
The Helen Keller Home was built in 1820 on a 640 acre tract of land by Helen's grandparents, David and Mary Fairfax Moore Keller. It is a Virginia Cottage Construction surrounded by English Boxwood. Marked by the Ralph Leftwich Chapter Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
The Well Pump where Helen Keller first learned the word w-a-t-e-r. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 16, 1997
9. The Well Pump where Helen Keller first learned the word w-a-t-e-r.
Helen Keller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
10. Helen Keller Marker
This Memorial Fountain and Garden is dedicated to the Memory of the Inspirational life of Miss Helen Keller by The Lions of Alabama In Cooperation with Lions International.
Helen Keller Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 20, 2009
11. Helen Keller Memorial Garden
Ivy Green's water pump close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 1991
12. Ivy Green's water pump close-up
New structure protecting the Helen Keller water pump. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2015
13. New structure protecting the Helen Keller water pump.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 2,055 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   12. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   13. submitted on July 18, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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