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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Martha Berry’s Birthplace

 
 
Martha Berry’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Martha Berry’s Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Martha Berry, founder of the Berry Schools, was born and lived here at “Oak Hill.” Daughter of Capt. Tom Berry, wealthy plantation owner, she devoted her life to providing educational opportunities for the children of her less fortunate neighbors in the mountains. The school grew under her direction from a small log cabin on the plantation in 1900 to a 30,000 acre campus. More than 15,000 students have received their educations in the day school at Possum Trot, the Girls School, Boys School and Berry College. Martha Berry died in 1942 leaving a deathless monument.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 34° 16.798′ N, 85° 10.867′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway NE (Loop Georgia Route 1) and Martha Berry
Martha Berry’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Martha Berry’s Birthplace Marker
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Highway (U.S. 27) on Veterans Memorial Parkway NE. The marker stands at the entrance to Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum. An admission fee is charged. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Veterans Memorial Parkway NE, Rome GA 30161, 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. Original Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chieftains (approx. 0.7 miles away); Major Ridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Berry College (approx. ¾ mile away); Cotton Gin (approx. 1½ miles away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 1½ miles away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. 1½ miles away); French’s Div. at Rome (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Martha Berry’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Martha Berry’s Birthplace Marker
The entrance to Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 25, 2022