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Historical Marker to note Greensburg educator, Lincoln friend

By Janene Zaconne

News from the Kentucky State Historical Society

FRANKFORT, KY (9 Oct 2014) - The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil a historical marker Friday, Oct. 24, in at 1pmCT, at 101 S Second Street, Greensburg, KY to commemorate the life of William Mentor Graham, an early 19th century educator and longtime friend of Abraham Lincoln.


Graham was born in Green County and taught at Greensburg Academy before moving to Illinois. It was there that he taught Lincoln arithmetic and grammar. Lincoln lived with Graham for six months in 1833.

More than 2,200 historical markers statewide tell Kentucky's history. More information about the marker application process, a database of markers and their text and the Explore Kentucky History app, a virtual tour of markers by theme, is at History.ky.gov/markers. KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Contact: Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker Program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or becky.riddle@ky.gov.


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