Centre, Alabama: Grave of the Typewriter Inventor

John Pratt is buried in a forlorn park/cemetery.

Pratt Memorial Park

CR 265, Centre, AL
Pratt Memorial Park. On the west edge of town, on the north side of CR 265/Old Hwy 411, opposite an auto junkyard. A half-mile west of US Hwy 411.
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Grave of John Pratt - Typewriter Inventor

The grave of typewriter inventor John Pratt is located among other graves on a knoll and within a designated park. There are plenty of pine and some magnolia trees. Concrete walkways provide easy access to the cemetery portion of the park. There are also picnic tables available near a parking area across from the cemetery. This is a great history enthusiast site.

[Barry, 12/24/2008]
Grave of John Pratt - Inventor of the Typewriter

John Pratt, inventor of the typewriter, is buried in a forlorn park/cemetery in Centre, AL.

[Joel, 09/18/2003]

Only about 90 miles NE of another typewriter attraction -- Hitler's typewriter in Bessemer. 19th century inventor Christopher Latham Sholes is considered the American "Father of the Typewriter," and he's buried in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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