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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 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 6 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); Capt. John Simpson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thelma L. Stovall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Long Run Massacre (approx. 3.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 3.2 miles away); Benj. Logan-Pioneer / James Knox-Pioneer (approx. 5.8 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.