Boyhood Home of Roy Rogers

Boyhood Home of Roy Rogers (HMGUL)

Location: Lucasville, OH 45648 Scioto County
Buy Ohio State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 38° 52.742', W 83° 4.177'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

"The King of the Cowboys"

One of the most influential icons of American popular culture in the mid-20th century, Roy Rogers was born Leonard Franklin Sly on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati. He moved to this farm at age 8 from Portsmouth and lived here with his family until the Great Depression. He went to California in 1930, working as a truck driver, fruit picker, and country musician before signing a movie contract with Republic Pictures in 1937. Immediately popular, the clean-cut singing cowboy appeared in more than 100 western films, often making six or more movies a year during the 1940s. With his nearly equally-famous horse Trigger and his wife and partner Dale Evans - "the Queen of the West" - he subsequently starred in more than 100 television episodes of the family-oriented Roy Rogers Show from 1951 to 1957. A perennial hero and "good guy," Rogers personified the mythical American cowboy who always fought fairly and lived by a strong moral code. He died in California on July 6, 1998.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number4-73
Year Placed2000
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Collectors Association, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:34am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 320475 N 4305388
Decimal Degrees38.87903333, -83.06961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.742', W 83° 4.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 44.52" N, 83° 4' 10.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 78 Sly Rd, Lucasville OH 45648, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?