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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forest Public School

1905-2010

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Forest Public School Marker
Inscription.  The Forest School was originally built in 1905 as one room, located between Anchorage and Obannon Road. The school was later relocated to two lots on Berrytown Road. In 1912 an additional room was added and in 1928 another room was added giving the school three classrooms; normal capacity of approximately 90 people. The school had three large rooms, two medium sized closets and one room had a stage at one end; which provided storage also. There were several windows, all around the building, two doors in the front and one door in the rear. The building sat low in the front and the rear on a permanent stone rock foundation half way around that was approximately 2 feet high. The overall cost of the building in 1934 was $2000. In 1948 more property was purchased around the school.

The Forest Public School in District D, served the students of Kentucky, teaching reading, writing, arithmetic, sewing and cooking. Grades one through eight were taught at the Forest School, and then students attended the Lincoln Institute in Shelby County for high school and vocational training.

In 1963, the Forest School was closed as a result of desegregation.
Forest Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Forest Public School Marker
And the First Baptist Church of Anchorage placed the highest bid of $6700.00; which the school board accepted. The Forest School became known as the Annex for the church and from 1963 until an unfortunate fire in October 2010, the school was used for Sunday school, plays and vacation bible school.
 
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Location. 38° 16.077′ N, 85° 31.456′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Berrytown Road east of La Grange Road (Kentucky Road 146), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12410 Berrytown Rd, Louisville KY 40223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berrytown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berrytown Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac Hite's Home / Isaac Hite (approx. 0.7 miles away); Griffytown (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue (approx. 1.7 miles away); Middletown Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Davis Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); Middletown Station (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Feb. 28, 2021