Near Eminence in Henry County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Eminence College Site / Rev. W.S. Giltner
President of Eminence College from 1858–1893, W.S. Giltner trained at Bethany College, West Virginia. He and his wife, Lizzie Rains Giltner, led the college, creating a commercial deptartment (1880) and normal school for training teachers (1886). Reverend Giltner also preached at Eminence Christian Church. Enrollment peaked around 200; college closed in 1895.
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by City of Eminence and Henry County Fiscal Court. (Marker Number 2043.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eminence KY 40019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dutch Colony Here (approx. 4.8 miles away); Grand United Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 5.3 miles away); County Named, 1798 (approx. 5.3 miles away); Drennon Springs (approx. 5.8 miles away); Civil War Actions (approx. 5.8 miles away); Birthplace of Governor Augustus Owsley Stanley / Stanley-Casey House (approx. 10.2 miles away); Science Hill School (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Tribute to William Seidner Giltner. This page contains photographs of the Rev. Giltner. “Eminence College, Kentucky, is about forty miles from the city of Louisville. Its situation is all that can be desired for an institution of learning, being removed from the evil influences of city life. The college is situated in the midst of an intelligent and moral community. The first session of Eminence College began in September, 1857. In this school also the coeducation of the sexes (Submitted on July 6, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.