Benham in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Joseph Alexander Matthews
(1902 - 1970)
Erected 1997 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1995.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 57.904′ N, 82° 56.626′ W. Marker is in Benham, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is on State Highway 6 0.3 miles east of Maggard Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benham KY 40807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To Honor the Black Coal Miners (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynch Colored High School - West Main High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynch (approx. 1½ miles away); Highest Point in Kentucky Scotia Mine Disaster (approx. 8½ miles away); Appalachia (approx. 9.9 miles away in Virginia); Carl Martin (approx. 11½ miles away in Virginia); Big Stone Gap (approx. 11½ miles away in Virginia).
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.