Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lincoln Institute Campus
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.
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. 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. 1½ 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.)
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