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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

School for the Deaf

 
 
School for the Deaf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. School for the Deaf Marker
Inscription. On this corner, in 1823, Kentucky founded the first state-supported school in the United States for the instruction of deaf children. Classes met in an old inn that was known as the Yellow House. Reverend and Mrs. John R. Kerr served as first Superintendent and Matron from 1823 until 1833. School was moved to present campus on South Second Street in 1827.
 
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 197.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.752′ N, 84° 46.463′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Fourth Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named, 1842 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Poet, Lawyer and Soldier / Theodore O'Hara (about 300 feet away); Courthouse a Hospital (about 300 feet away); American Revolution Memorial
School for the Deaf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. School for the Deaf Marker
(about 300 feet away); John Marshall Harlan / Kentucky's "Great Dissenter" (about 300 feet away); First Crop / Hemp in Kentucky (about 300 feet away); Boyle County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kentucky School for the Deaf. (Submitted on August 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. School for the Deaf. (Submitted on August 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Jacobs Hall - Kentucky School for the Deaf image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Jacobs Hall - Kentucky School for the Deaf
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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