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

John William Bate

(1855~1945)

 
 
John William Bate Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. John William Bate Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
Side 1
Original site of Bate High School, built 1912 and named in honor of its founder, John William Bate. Born a slave in Louisville, Bate received an AB from Berea College in 1881 and and AM in 1891. He moved to Danville to teach in 1881 and served community there as distinguished educational leader for 59 years.

Side 2
Retiring at age 85, Bate noted: "I found a one~room school and I left a building of twenty rooms. I was the one teacher and now there are 15. I found 6 students and left a school with 600." his foresight and dedication provided opportunities for African American children to achieve. Given by Danville Bd. of Ed. / Bate Alumni Assoc.
 
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2186.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 37° 38.544′ N, 84° 45.856′ 

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W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Stanford Ave (Kentucky Route 150), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in front of Bate Middle School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 460 Stanford Ave, Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Crow Inn / John Crow (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willis Russell House / Craddock and Tardiveau (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Mary E. Britton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grayson's Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Grayson’s Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brick Schoolhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Watts-Bell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fisher’s Row (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
John William Bate Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. John William Bate Marker (Side 2)
John William Bate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. John William Bate Marker
John William Bate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
4. John William Bate
John William Bate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
5. John William Bate
Bate High School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
6. Bate High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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