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Owenton in Owen County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Rural Electric In County

 
 
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By Dave Knoch, August 15, 2015
1. First Rural Electric In County Marker
Inscription. Governor A. B. Chandler threw switch at New Liberty Substation, January 29, 1938, to energize some 130 miles and brought electricity to 370 homes and businesses by December. Owen County R.E.C.C. now includes 9 counties. Charter members, 1937, were: J.H. Satterwhite, Lister Ransdell, J.W. McElroy, J.L. Tackett, Ira Kemper; manager, Chester Clayton Roland.

Presented by Owen County R.E.C.C.

 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1819.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.037′ N, 84° 50.943′ W. Marker is in Owenton, Kentucky, in Owen County. Marker is on U.S. 127 0.2 miles north of State Highway 3102, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owenton KY 40359, United States of America.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
First Rural Electric In County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, August 15, 2015
2. First Rural Electric In County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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