Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Home of Arthur Krock / Historic Home
Home of Arthur Krock
Called dean of Washington newsmen, Glasgow’s native son (1886-1974) grew up here with his grandparents, Emmanuel and Henrietta Morris. He began his career in journalism with the Louisville Herald, then went to Washington, D.C., as correspondent for the Louisville Times and the Courier Journal. Krock won French citation after his coverage of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
In 1927, Krock joined the New York Times; soon became its Washington correspondent and bureau chief. His column, “In the Nation,” was noted for its opinions on public policy. Over his 60-year career, Arthur Krock knew 11 presidents and won two Pulitzer Prizes. Joel Cheek, who also lived here, was one of the founders of the Maxwell House Coffee Company.
Erected 1982 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1718.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 59.587′ N, 85° 54.296′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Gov. Leslie (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barren County, 1798 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barren County World War II Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners (approx. half a mile away); 623rd Field Artillery Battalion (approx. half a mile away); Barren County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
Also see . . . Arthur Krock - American National Biography Online. (Submitted on August 31, 2015.)
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