Alcorn Homestead / Sophia K. Alcorn

Alcorn Homestead / Sophia K. Alcorn (tmp-c4e40)

Location: Stanford, KY 40484 Lincoln County
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N 37° 31.99', W 84° 40.114'

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Alcorn HomesteadFormer home of Sophia K. Alcorn. Born in Lincoln County in 1883, she invented the Tadoma method to teach deaf~blind individuals to speak through the feel of sound vibrations from the lips and cheeks. The method was named for two deaf~blind students, Tad Chapman and Oma Simpson. The system still used internationally. Sophia K. Alcorn
Sophia Alcorn devised a system of written visual symbols to assist in developing speech in deaf children. Known as the "Alcorn Symbols", the system is used by teachers of deaf today. Remembered as educator from Ky. School for Deaf in Danville. She was active in Stanford Presby. Church. Died, 1967, and buried in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford. Presented by Lincoln Co. Historical Society.
HM Numbertmp-c4e40
Year Placed2004
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 705999 N 4156575
Decimal Degrees37.53316667, -84.66856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.99', W 84° 40.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 59.4" N, 84° 40' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 265-413 KY-300, Stanford KY 40484, US
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