Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Goodnight Memorial Library / Isaac Hershel Goodnight
Mrs. Goodnight (1858-1935), wife of I.H. Goodnight, in her will made possible the erection of this municipal building containing library, auditorium, assembly room, museum, kitchen. With aid of federal funds, WPA did the work. Assembly room used by Ella Hoy Goodnight Music Club. Sen. Alben W. Barkley, later Vice President, dedicated building in 1937. Over.
State representative, congressman, circuit judge. Born Allen County 1849, he came here in 1870 and began law practice, 1873. Served as state representative, 1877-1878, U.S. Congressman from 1889-95. Chairman of the Democratic State Convention of 1891. Elected judge of Kentucky's seventh circuit in 1897, serving till his death here in 1901. See over.
Erected 1970 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1369.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 43.225′ N, 86° 34.694′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles south of East Madison Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Main Street, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1819 / Franklin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beverly L. Clarke (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Sue Mundy's" Grave (approx. half a mile away); Captain Thomas F Mantell, Jr. (approx. 3.8 miles away); "Duel at Sunrise" (approx. 3.8 miles away); "War Clouds" (approx. 3.8 miles away); "Frontier Portraits" (approx. 3.8 miles away); "Bringing in the Sheaves" (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Issac Goodnight. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Goodnight Memorial Library website. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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