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Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Education in Georgetown

 
 
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By Frank Profitt, December 9, 2020
1. Early Education in Georgetown Marker
Inscription.  The roots of Georgetown College go back to 1788, when Baptist minister Elijah Craig began an academy which offered classical education--Latin, Greek, and sciences. This early school was in large log house near corner of South Broadway and West College Streets. Ten years later, Craig's school was absorbed by Rittenhouse Academy. Its assets taken over by Georgetown College.
 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1841.)
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 12.503′ N, 84° 33.615′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is on West College Street just west of South Broadway Street (U.S. 25), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Beginnings of George Town (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial
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(about 600 feet away); Royal Spring (about 600 feet away); Remember the Raisin! (about 600 feet away); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. / Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (about 700 feet away); Scott County, 1792 (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Bourbon (about 700 feet away); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 6, 2021