London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Sue Bennett College
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.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
Location. 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.)
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 386 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.