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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pine Ridge in Wolfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Alvan Drew School

Alvan Drew School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
1. Alvan Drew School Marker
Inscription.  The Methodist-sponsored Alvan Drew school was here, 1913-1947. Started by missionary Mrs. M. O. Everett, and named for supporter of rural education, it began as a one room school and later added student-operated farm, blacksmith and print shops, grist and planing mills. Closed after 1947 fire. Dessie Scott Children’s Home, formerly in Breathitt County, moved here, 1950.
Erected 1982 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1712.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 37° 45.735′ N, 83° 36.699′ W. Marker is in Pine Ridge, Kentucky, in Wolfe County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 15, 0.1 miles south of Sky Bridge Road (Kentucky Route 715), on the right when traveling south. It is on the grounds of Dessie Scott Children’s Home, formerly Dessie Scott Orphanage. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4948 KY-15, Pine Ridge KY 41360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wolfe County Veterans Wall (approx. 4 miles away); Swift's Silver Camp (approx. 4 miles away); Wolfe County, 1860 (approx. 4 miles away); USA Gens. Morgan CSA (approx. 4 miles away); Gateway to Appalachia (approx. 4 miles away); Wolfe County War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Hazel Green Academy (approx. 11.1 miles away); a different marker also named USA Gens. Morgan CSA (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Also see . . .  Alvan Drew school, abandoned school. 1½ min. video by Rob Stone.
(Submitted on March 10, 2020.) 
Alvan Drew School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt
2. Alvan Drew School
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 10, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.

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Dec. 10, 2023