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Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

“High Noon for a New Century”

1900-1925

 
 
"High Noon for a New Century" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. "High Noon for a New Century" Marker
Inscription.
Surrounding the 1882 Courthouse and its clock tower are Franklin's devious first well; the fire that destroyed an earlier courthouse; the jail and jailer's quarters; portraits of Congressman I.H. Goodnight and his wife, Ella Hoy.
 
Erected 2013 by the Kentucky Department of Highways.
 
Location. 36° 40.055′ N, 86° 33.446′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on Steele Road one mile south of Nashville Road (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Steele Road, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Bringing in the Sheaves" (here, next to this marker); "Mule Day Afternoon" (here, next to this marker); "Frontier Portraits" (here, next to this marker); "School Days, School Days" (here, next to this marker); "War Clouds" (a few steps from this marker); "Drive-Time" (a few steps from this marker); "Duel at Sunrise" (a few steps from this marker); "Riding into The Sunset" (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  The Simpson County Murals. (Submitted on May 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Wide shot of murals behind Simpson County Tourism Office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Wide shot of murals behind Simpson County Tourism Office.

 
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"High Noon for a New Century" Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. "High Noon for a New Century" Mural
The mural was painted by local school teacher Carolyn Lanham.
Hudspeth Well by courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Hudspeth Well by courthouse.
The Simpson County, Kentucky Murals image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
5. The Simpson County, Kentucky Murals
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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