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Irvine in Estill County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Estill Seminary / Collegiate Institute

 
 
Estill Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Estill Seminary Marker
Inscription.  
Estill Seminary
This site approved for Jefferson Seminary by act of Ky. General Assembly in February 1798. Name was changed to Estill Seminary, February 3, 1816. Trustees given authority to sell half of unclaimed lands, granted for educational purposes, to erect buildings and purchase library. Seminary was built in 1830 and used until 1897.
Presented by Estill County Schools.

Collegiate Institute
On site of Seminary, the Estill Collegiate Institute established in 1906 through cooperation of Presby. Synod of Ky. and Estill Seminary trustees: B.F. Jacobs, W.W. Park, L.A. West, Thomas Williams, and Hugh Riddell. Present structure, 1948, was Estill Co. High School; it became middle school, 1971.
Presented by Estill County Schools
to commemorate Ky. Bicentennial.

 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1922.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Collegiate Institute Marker
in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 42.197′ N, 83° 58.552′ W. Marker is in Irvine, Kentucky, in Estill County. Marker is on Main Street (Kentucky Route 89) south of Orchard Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Now the Estill Board of Education building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 Main Street, Irvine KY 40336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irvine (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1808 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Irvine (approx. mile away); Estill Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lookout Mountain Hero (approx. mile away); Station Camp (approx. mile away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvine.
 
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View of Estill Seminary marker at old Seminary building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. View of Estill Seminary marker at old Seminary building.
Now the Estill County Schools building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
4. Now the Estill County Schools building.
View of marker looking south on Main Street (KY-89). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
5. View of marker looking south on Main Street (KY-89).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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