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Bethel College

 
 
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Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
1. Bethel College Marker
Inscription.  Organized by the Bethel Baptist Association and opened in 1854 as Bethel Female High School. Used by CSA as hospital during Black Measles epidemic, 1861-1862. Bethel Women's Jr. College, 1917. Closed 1942-1945; rooms rented to Camp Campbell Army officers. Became co-educational in 1951; name changed to Bethel College. Closed, 1964. Buildings razed, 1966.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1269.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US CivilWar, World IIWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 36° 51.792′ N, 87° 29.556′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is on West 15th Street west of Bethel Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 West 15th Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Graveyard (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 (about 600 feet away); Dillard-Campbell House (about 600 feet away); Mary Edmunds Bronaugh (approx. ¼ mile away); Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists" (approx. ¼ mile away); Judge Joseph Crockett House (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Post Office Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Bethel College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
2. Bethel College Marker
Bethel College image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
3. Bethel College
Bethel College image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
4. Bethel College
Bethel College image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
5. Bethel College
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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