Rufus B. Atwood

Rufus B. Atwood (HMC3Q)

Location: Hickman, KY 42050 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 34.277', W 89° 11.111'

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March 15, 1897 - March 18, 1983

Noted as one of Kentucky's most famous African American citizens, Hickman's Atwood served as the president of Kentucky State College from 1929 to 1962.

During his tenure at the school, Atwood led the battle for desegregated education and improved educational opportunities for black students across the state.

In 1962 he became the first African American to receive the University of Kentucky's highest honor, the Sullivan Medallion.

He was also awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in 1918 for service during W.W. I.
HM NumberHMC3Q
Placed ByHickman Recreation and Tourism Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 304470 N 4049537
Decimal Degrees36.57128333, -89.18518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 34.277', W 89° 11.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 34' 16.62" N, 89° 11' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-818 Moscow Ave, Hickman KY 42050, US
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