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

Laurel Seminary

 
 
Laurel Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
1. Laurel Seminary Marker
Inscription.  In 1826, the legislature granted land to Laurel and some other counties for educational purposes. Land sold; Seminary opened, 1858. Used for hospital in Civil War. Gov. W.S. Taylor called special session of legislature here, 1900. Common school, 1870-84; private school, 1884-93; common school, 1893-1906; then public school. Original building replaced, 1954.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 661.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 7.894′ N, 84° 5.198′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is on N. Main Street (U.S. 25) north of E. Maple Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in front of London Elementary School at the sidewalk entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 N Main St, 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
Laurel Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
2. Laurel Seminary Marker
the crow flies. The Wilderness Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilderness Road/Boone Trace (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of London (approx. ¼ mile away); Poynter Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Sue Bennett College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pittsburg and Wilderness Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Marker in Front of London Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
3. Marker in Front of London Elementary School
View to Southeast along N. Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
4. View to Southeast along N. Main Street
 
 
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 355 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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