William Rockhill Nelson

William Rockhill Nelson (HM17G9)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64108 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.541', W 94° 34.855'

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1841 - 1915

— Historic Site in Journalism —

William Rockhill Nelson, founder of the Kansas City Star in 1880, was largely responsible for building here one of the nation's most influential newspapers. His guidance helped Kansas City become a major metropolitan center.

Marked this 18th day of September, 1965
HM NumberHM17G9
Year Placed1965
Placed BySigma Delta Chi Professional Journalistic Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 363280 N 4328214
Decimal Degrees39.09235000, -94.58091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.541', W 94° 34.855'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 32.46" N, 94° 34' 51.30" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1729 Grand Blvd, Kansas City MO 64108, US
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