Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (HM220Y)

Location: Guthrie, KY 42234 Todd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 38.869', W 87° 10.024'

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A native of Guthrie, Warren was one of the nation's most prolific writers, a world-renowned man of letters. Graduate of Vanderbilt Univ., member of the Fugitives (writers group). Rhodes scholar at Oxford, 1928-1930; and twice a Guggenheim Fellow. He was professor of English at La. State, Minnesota, and Yale universities.

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Designated "First Poet Laureate of the United States" by Congress on February 26, 1986. To date only person to receive a Pulitzer Prize in both fiction and poetry. Warren was a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize: 1947 in fiction for All the King's Men; 1958 in poetry for Promises; 1978 in poetry for Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978.
HM NumberHM220Y
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 485066 N 4055817
Decimal Degrees36.64781667, -87.16706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.869', W 87° 10.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 52.14" N, 87° 10' 1.4399999999999" W
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Area Code(s)270, 931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3rd St, Guthrie KY 42234, US
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