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Near Versailles in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Albert Benjamin Chandler / Gov. Albert B. Chandler

(1898 - 1991)

 
 
Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 13, 2010
1. Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker
Inscription.
[ Front: ]
Albert Benjamin Chandler
This colorful orator and two-term governor began his law practice in Versailles. As governor, he was driving force behind establishment of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, later named in his honor. "Happy" Chandler lived in Versailles and is buried at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church Cemetery in this county. Over.

[ Reverse: ]
Gov. Albert B. Chandler
Known as "Happy," this Henderson Co. native was state senator and lt. gov. before becoming governor in 1935 and 1955. U.S. senator, 1939-1945. As baseball commissioner, he approved Jackie Robinson's contract, making Robinson the first black player in major league baseball, 1947. Chandler elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982. Over.
 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1900.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.665′ N, 84° 39.414′ W. Marker is near Versailles, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is at the intersection of Versailles Road (U.S. 60) and Pisgah Pike (State Highway 1967), on the
Gov. Albert B. Chandler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 13, 2010
2. Gov. Albert B. Chandler Marker
right when traveling west on Versailles Road. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the 'Pisgah Church' marker found elsewhere in this database. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles KY 40383, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pisgah Church (here, next to this marker); Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calmes Tomb (approx. 2.4 miles away); Buck Pond (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hemp in Kentucky / Woodford County Hemp (approx. 2.4 miles away); Keeneland (approx. 3.1 miles away); Woodford County Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away); Cedar Hall - Helm Place (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsPoliticsSports
 
Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 13, 2010
3. Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker
Looking West along US60 at the intersection with KY highway 1967 (Pisgah Pike).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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