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London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sue Bennett College

 
 
Sue Bennett College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
1. Sue Bennett College Marker
Side One
Inscription.  
(Side One)
Sue Bennett Memorial School, named for Madison Co. promoter, opened 1897 to educated mountain children. Funded by local people and the Methodists, school taught all grades. Commercial Dept. Opened 1901; county high school, 1910-33. Normal school operated, 1900-1920, and became junior college, 1922. Name changed, 1930; closed 1997.
Presented by Friends of Sue Bennett

(Side Two)
Educated more than 11,000 students, 1897-1997. School leaders: J.C. Lewis, 1897-1917; J.E. Savage, 1915-16; Ms. K.J. French, 1916-17; A.W. Mohn, 1917-22; K.C. East, 1922-42; H.V. McClure, 1939; Ms. J. Harrison, 1942-44; Ms. O. Sanders, 1944-58; L. Flynn, 1954; E.F. Hays, 1958-85; J.E. Patterson, 1985-88; Ms. J.K. Stivers, 1988-91; P.G. Bunnell, 1991-97; J. Cheek, 1997.
 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2060.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Sue Bennett College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
2. Sue Bennett College Marker
Side Two
37° 7.543′ N, 84° 5.315′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and W. 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London KY 40741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of London (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilderness Road/Boone Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Poynter Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laurel Seminary (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Wilderness Road (approx. half a mile away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pittsburg and Wilderness Road (approx. 2.9 miles away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Also see . . .  Sue Bennett College - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 26, 2015.)
 
Sue Bennett College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
3. Sue Bennett College Marker
View to Northwest on College Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
4. View to Northwest on College Street
Marker is on left (west) side of street
View to Southeast on College Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
5. View to Southeast on College Street
Marker is next to main street entrance to campus at intersection of College St and W. 5th St
View to Southwest from College Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
6. View to Southwest from College Street
Helm Hall on left and Administration Building on right
The Administration Building (left) and Belle Bennett Hall (right) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
7. The Administration Building (left) and Belle Bennett Hall (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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