David Wark Griffith

David Wark Griffith (HMH7R)

Location: Crestwood, KY 40014 Oldham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.996', W 85° 24.891'

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1875 - 1948

Oldham County native buried here. Renowned as director-producer of The Birth of a Nation, film drama of Civil War and post-bellum era, and also Intolerance, Orphans of the Storm, Broken Blossoms. He created dramatic and photographic effects, close-up and fade-out. He brought out Mary Pickford, Lillian and Dorothy Gish and other stars.
HM NumberHMH7R
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number650
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 638512 N 4245831
Decimal Degrees38.34993333, -85.41485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.996', W 85° 24.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 59.76" N, 85° 24' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5318-5398 Cross Creek Dr, Crestwood KY 40014, US
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