Covington Home of Mary Florence Taney to Receive Historical Marker

The historic Covington home of Mary Florence Taney will receive an historic marker on Saturday.

The Kentucky Historical Society will join the Kentucky Society Colonial Dames 17th Century on March 9 at 4 p.m. to unveil the new historical marker at 312 Garrard Street.

Taney, who lived from 1856 to 1936, is credited with founding three national heritage organizations: the National Society of the Colonial Daughters of America, the National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, and the National Society Dames of the Court of Honor.

She was also a community leader and author. She wrote Kentucky Pioneer Women and was the state's first female notary public.

This short online bio provides more information about Taney's life and contributions: click here.

Staff report

Top photo: 312 Garrard St. (via Kenton Co. PVA)

Bottom photo: Mary Taney Florence (via Kenton Co. Public Library)

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