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Berea in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

For Mountain Youth

 
 
For Mountain Youth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 27, 2008
1. For Mountain Youth Marker
Inscription. Berea College, founded 1855 by John G. Fee with the support of Cassius M. Clay in a one-room school built by the community. Its constitution, 1858, made it Christian, non-sectarian, anti-slavery. Compelled to close 1859 by pro-slavery factions, reopened 1865. Dedicated to the service of mountain areas. Berea is an historic monument to equality.
 
Erected 1964 by Department of Highways. (Marker Number 173.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 34.317′ N, 84° 17.382′ W. Marker is in Berea, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilderness Road Heritage Highway (U.S. 25) and Prospect Street (Kentucky Route 21) on Wilderness Road Heritage Highway. Click for map. Located on the north side of the 3-way intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Chestnut St., Berea KY 40403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of Christ, Union (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Richmond Knocked at Berea's Door (approx. half a mile away); Site of Starns' Defeat
For Mountain Youth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 20, 2008
2. For Mountain Youth Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Encampment at Bobtown / Engagment at Bobtown / Advance to Kingston (approx. 4.5 miles away); Civil War Action (approx. 4.7 miles away); Merritt Jones/Wayside Tavern / Jones Tavern/CSA Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Richmond-Prelude/ Richmond Battle (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berea.
 
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The Emery Building at Berea College on Prospect at Estill Streets image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 21, 2008
3. The Emery Building at Berea College on Prospect at Estill Streets
Boone Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 21, 2008
4. Boone Tavern
Berea College's historic hotel.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Cheyenne Olson of Berea, Kentucky. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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