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Wilma Glodean Rudolph

1940 - 1994

 
 
Wilma Glodean Rudolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
1. Wilma Glodean Rudolph Marker
Inscription. Born on June 23, 1940, Wilma G. Rudolph, a native of Clarksville, overcame illness, poverty and segregation to become an Olympic champion sprinter. A graduate of Burt High School, she won a bronze medal in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. While at Tenn. A&I St. Univ., she became a member of the Tigerbelles, the school's famous women track team. At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Rudolph became the "fastest female runner in the world" and the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympiad. She won the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and was on the winning 400-meter relay team. Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1994, Wilma Rudolph died on November 12 of the same year.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 68.)
 
Location. 36° 33.783′ N, 87° 18.734′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard (U.S. 79) and Slate Road, on the right when traveling north on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2109 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the
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2. Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989,
crow flies. Archwood (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. John Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Austin Peay State University (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Montgomery County Colleges (approx. 3.2 miles away); Emerald Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Recapture of Clarksville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cave Johnson (approx. 3.2 miles away); Robert Loftin Newman (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Wilma Rudolph. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) and the TSU Tigerbelles. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View from marker looking south on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
3. View from marker looking south on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Looking north on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
4. Looking north on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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