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Centre, Alabama: Grave of the Typewriter Inventor

John Pratt, who created the first "writing machine," 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.
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Grave of John Pratt.

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]

July 2021: Photo added.

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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Big FishBig Fish, Centre, AL - 3 mi.
Joe's Truck StopJoe's Truck Stop, Fort Payne, AL - 20 mi.
Dye Ditch GangDye Ditch Gang, Fort Payne, AL - 20 mi.
In the region:
World's First Coca Cola Wall Sign, Cartersville, GA - 53 mi.

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