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Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lincoln Institute Campus

 
 
Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (front)
Inscription.  Founded by Berea College trustees with Pres. Frost main fundraiser. This occurred after Day Law (1904) stopped coeducation of whites and blacks. In 1909, Berea board bought three farms totaling 444 acres for a school. Lincoln Institute opened to 85 black students on October 1, 1912. It stressed teacher training and industrial education. (over)
Presented by National Alumni Association

(Reverse)
Well known black leaders were financial agent James Bond and later Pres. Whitney M. Young, Sr. Institute designed by the New York firm of Tandy and Foster (black architects). In 1947, school became part of public education system. It opened as institute for gifted but disadvantaged youth, 1967. School officially closed in 1970.
Presented by National Alumni Association

 
Erected 1993 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1930.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.
Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (reverse)
38° 13.447′ N, 85° 22.5′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60) and Whitney Young, on the right when traveling east on Shelbyville Road. Located at the entrance to the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville KY 40067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) (within shouting distance of this marker); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Stone Inn (approx. 1 miles away); Thelma L. Stovall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Benj. Logan-Pioneer / James Knox-Pioneer (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Armstrong Hotel (approx. 8.6 miles away); Science Hill School (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Lincoln Institute. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Marker at entrance to Job Corps Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. Marker at entrance to Job Corps Center.
 

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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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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