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Mount Berry in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Berry College

Founded By Martha Berry 1866-1942

 
 
Berry College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
1. Berry College Marker
Inscription. Starting with a Sunday School in a log cabin one mile south of here, Martha Berry founded a boarding school for rural boys in 1902 on 83 acres of land, adding a school for girls in 1909. From this humble beginning, Berry College grew and, during Miss Berry’s lifetime, became a private educational domain occupying 27,000 acres. Emphasizing high academic standards, Christian values and practical work experience, Berry College is coeducational and offers a wide range of programs to students from all parts of the U.S. and many other countries.
 
Erected by Berry College.
 
Location. 34° 17.42′ N, 85° 11.14′ W. Marker is in Mount Berry, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on Berry College Entrance Road 0.1 miles west of Martha Berry Highway (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker stands at the campus map just before the guardhouse at the entrance to the campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2277 Martha Berry Highway NW, Mount Berry GA 30149, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Berry’s Birthplace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Cabin (approx. one mile away); Chieftains
Berry College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
2. Berry College Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Major Ridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 2.3 miles away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. 2.3 miles away); French’s Div. at Rome (approx. 2.3 miles away); Davis’ March to Rome (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Berry College. Berry College occupies the world's largest contiguous college campus, at almost 27,000 acres.
 
Also see . . .
1. Berry College website. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Berry College Virtual Tour. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Berry College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
3. Berry College Marker
The marker and the campus map at the entrance to the campus.
Berry College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
4. Berry College Marker
Looking west at the guardhouse at the campus entrance, the "Gate of Opportunity." The marker, and the map, are at the right.
Berry College image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
5. Berry College
Hermann Hall is clearly visible on the drive through the ‘Gate of Opportunity.’ The stately building houses the offices of the college president, student affairs, academic affairs, business services, information technology, the registrar, financial aid and institutional advancement. Grover M. Hermann, a Chicago industrialist and philanthropist, presented Berry with a gift of more than $1 million for the construction the building.
Ford Center Buildings image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
6. Ford Center Buildings
Martha Berry's work so impressed Henry Ford that he donated several building to the campus.
Possum Trot School image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
7. Possum Trot School
Martha Berry taught Sunday school at the Possum Trot church building, built about 1850 and opened as a school in 1900. Her work with the people at Possum Trot inspired Miss Berry to build schools to help children in the area. During and shortly after World War II, the Possum Trot School was closed. It reopened in 1948 and was permanently closed in 1954. It stands on the Berry College campus.
Martha Berry, 1866-1942 image. Click for full size.
By GeorgiaInfo
8. Martha Berry, 1866-1942
The photo is from GeorgiaInfo at Galileo, the Digital Library of the State of Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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