Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Emma Guy Cromwell
The first woman in Kentucky elected to statewide office, Cromwell was elected sec. of state in 1923. She held many political positions during a long career. Chosen state librarian in 1896 by legislature; was elected treasurer in 1927. Served as dir. of state parks, dir. of archives & state librarian. Over.
A political pioneer, Cromwell encouraged women to follow her in “blaz[ing] a trail for a new day for women when they can stand side by side with men in governing our great country.” She called Simpson, Allen, and Warren counties “home” but lived her adult life in Frankfort, where she died, July 19,1952.
Presented by the Kentucky Commission on Women.
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2167.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 11.307′ N, 84° 52.564′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on West State Street west of Capital Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Frankfort Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frankfort Chosen As Capital (about 500 feet away); New Capitol (about 500 feet away); Kentucky's Executive Mansion (about 700 feet away); Frank Lloyd Wright / Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House (about 800 feet away); A Civil War Reprisal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frankfort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Kentucky's Capitol and Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Categories. • Politics • Women •
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