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Pikeville in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pikeville College

 
 
Pikeville College Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
1. Pikeville College Marker
Inscription.  Established by the Presbyterian Church in 1889 for the education of youth from the mountains of Southern Appalachia. It now draws students from many states and foreign lands. The Celtic Cross, visible from many points of wide area, symbolizes its Christian aims and purposes.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 884.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 37° 28.734′ N, 82° 31.21′ W. Marker is in Pikeville, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Hambley Boulevard (Business U.S. 460) and Huffman Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Hambley Boulevard. It is at the edge of the plaza between Booth Auditorium and the Coal Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 147 Sycamore St, Pikeville KY 41501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Feudists on Trial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Educator, Soldier, Congressman, President
Pikeville College Marker at the University of Pikeville image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
2. Pikeville College Marker at the University of Pikeville
This building is the Record Memorial and contains the Booth Auditorium.
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(about 700 feet away); James A. Garfield (about 700 feet away); Garfield at Piketon (about 700 feet away); To the Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers (about 800 feet away); Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Effie Waller Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Spirit of the American Doughboy” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pikeville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry. Excerpt:
In 1997, the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, now the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, was established. This makes the college one of the smallest colleges in the United States to have a medical school.

The purpose of the osteopathic medical school, while graduates are fully prepared to specialize in any medical field, is to train primary care physicians to fill the shortage of medical care in the rural section of Appalachia in which it is located. Student recruitment is focused almost exclusively on students with a rural Appalachian background. It is one of 29 osteopathic colleges in the country, and one of five in Appalachia.

On July 1, 2011, the school
Pikeville College Marker at the Coal Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
3. Pikeville College Marker at the Coal Building
The marker is in profile in this photograph and therefore difficult to see. Follow the left-most silver window mullion down to ground level and there it is. This building houses the University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.
officially changed its name from “Pikeville College” to the “University of Pikeville.”
(Submitted on March 5, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Paul E. Patton image. Click for full size.
Photograph by J.J. Prats, October 20, 2019
4. Paul E. Patton
On the pedestal: Businessman, Pike County Judge Executive, Governor of Kentucky, and current President of the University of Kentucky. “Learn as though you were to live forever. Live as though you were to die tomorrow.” On the wall behind the statue, below the university’s name, is a quote from Psalm 121:1-2: “I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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