Joseph Alexander Matthews Historical

Joseph Alexander Matthews Historical (HM1TVO)

Location: Cumberland, KY 40823 Harlan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.904', W 82° 56.626'

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(1902 - 1970)

Principal of the East Benham High School, 1934-60. Matthews taught math and coached ball teams. The students were children of employees of Wisconsin Steel Company. Joseph Matthews and his wife Ruth were leaders in black community and bought food, clothes, and supplies for the needy.

Presented by Students, Faculty, and Friends and the Ky. African American Heritage Commission
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1997
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 326962 N 4092762
Decimal Degrees36.96506667, -82.94376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.904', W 82° 56.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 54.24" N, 82° 56' 37.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26-54 KY-160, Cumberland KY 40823, US
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