Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial"

Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (HMVS3)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.14', W 88° 37.175'

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Grave of John T. Scopes

Here is buried the man who, at age 24, taught Darwin's theory of evolution to a Dayton, Tennessee, biology class. The Paducah native and University of Kentucky graduated violated a Tennessee law forbidding the teaching of evolution. This test case, tried in Dayton, gained international attention. Popular play, "Inherit the Wind," is based on the famous Scope trial. Over.

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Scopes "Monkey Trial"

The July 1925 trial of John T. Scopes had at issue academic freedom, separation of church and state, and reconciling of science and religion. Scope's defender was Clarence Darrow: his prosecutor, William Jennings Bryan. Scopes was convicted and fined $100. Later worked as geologist in S. America and La. Law he violated repealed in 1967. Scopes died, 1970. Over.
HM NumberHMVS3
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1698
Year Placed1981
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 356052 N 4105602
Decimal Degrees37.08566667, -88.61958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.14', W 88° 37.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 8.40" N, 88° 37' 10.50" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601-1691 Park Ave, Paducah KY 42001, US
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