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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bethlehem Academy

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Bethlehem Academy Marker
Inscription.  Began 1819, when Bishop Flaget asked the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to open elementary school in Bardstown area. Sisters Harriet Gardiner, Polly Beaven, and Nancy Lynch started school which Father David named Bethlehem. Served as elementary and high school for girls: moved to present site from 5th St., 1959. Became coed, 1970.
 
Erected 1994 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; presented by Bethlehem High School. (Marker Number 1943.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 37° 48.587′ N, 85° 28.269′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Stephen Foster Avenue (U.S. 62) and Cathedral Manor (U.S. 31E), on the right when traveling east on West Stephen Foster Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Bethlehem Academy Marker
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distance of this marker. Saint Joseph Cathedral / Diocese of Bardstown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spalding Hall (about 600 feet away); One Room School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Talbott Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Successful Surgery (approx. ¼ mile away); Parc Billom (approx. ¼ mile away); Benedict Joseph Flaget (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederates Here (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Bethlehem High School image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
3. Bethlehem High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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