Emma Guy Cromwell

Emma Guy Cromwell (HM16AF)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 11.307', W 84° 52.564'

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The first woman in Kentucky elected to statewide office, Cromwell was elected sec. of state in 1923. She held many political positions during a long career. Chosen state librarian in 1896 by legislature; was elected treasurer in 1927. Served as dir. of state parks, dir. of archives & state librarian. Over.

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A political pioneer, Cromwell encouraged women to follow her in "blaz[ing] a trail for a new day for women when they can stand side by side with men in governing our great country." She called Simpson, Allen, and Warren counties "home" but lived her adult life in Frankfort, where she died, July 19,1952.
Presented by the Kentucky Commission on Women.
HM NumberHM16AF
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2167
Year Placed2005
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686007 N 4228856
Decimal Degrees38.18845000, -84.87606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.307', W 84° 52.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 18.42" N, 84° 52' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W State St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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