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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bethel College / Bethel College Campus

 
 
Bethel College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Bethel College Marker
Inscription.  
Bethel College
The school began as a Baptist-sponsored high school for boys in 1854 and was chartered as a college in 1856. It closed in 1861 due to the Civil War but reopened two years later. It continued as a four-year college until 1920. From 1921 until closing in 1933. it was a two-year junior college. In 1928 it became co-educational.     Over

Bethel College Campus
The sixteen-acre campus had five buildings: main building, the president's home, two dormitories and library & gymnasium. Also had sixteen small homes for married ministerial students and an athletic field, Brookside Park. Confederate Convention met here, 1861. Campus was later used as a hospital during Civil War. Buildings razed in 1968.
 
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2480.)
 
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War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 36° 50.637′ N, 86° 53.554′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bethel Street and College Street, on the right when traveling south on South Bethel Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 South Bethel Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Logan County Jail, 1874-1977 (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1792 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governors from Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas S. Rhea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bowie, A Kentuckian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate State Convention (approx. ¼ mile away); John Littlejohn (approx. ¼ mile away); To Honor Generals (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Bethel College. Bethel College in Russellville was a male college and Bethel College in Hopkinsville was a female college. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Bethel College Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Bethel College Campus Marker
View of marker looking south on Bethel Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. View of marker looking south on Bethel Street.
View of former area of the college. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
4. View of former area of the college.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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