Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley / Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer

Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley / Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer (tmp-0b341)

Location: Stanford, KY 40484 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.23', W 84° 40.437'

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Lt. Richard Caswell SaufleyThis aviation pioneer was awarded two Aviation Medals of Merit by the Aero Club of America: one for efficient air service in an expedition, 1914, and another for breaking the world's altitude record twice in succession, 1915. U.S. Navy Saufley Field in Pensacola, Florida, and World War II destroyer named for him.
Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer

Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley's Naval flights were the first official demonstrations in U.S. using aeroplanes for scouting purposes. This innovation revolutionized warfare. Born in Stanford, 1885, he attended school there and at Centre College. Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, 1908. Killed while making endurance flight in Florida, 1916.
HM Numbertmp-0b341
Year Placed1976
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 705466 N 4158856
Decimal Degrees37.55383333, -84.67395000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.23', W 84° 40.437'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 13.8" N, 84° 40' 26.22" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1572 US-150, Stanford KY 40484, US
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