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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

John William Bate

(1855~1945)

 
 
John William Bate Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. John William Bate Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side 1
Original site of Bate High School, built 1912 and named in honor of its founder, John William Bate. Born a slave in Louisville, Bate received an AB from Berea College in 1881 and and AM in 1891. He moved to Danville to teach in 1881 and served community there as distinguished educational leader for 59 years.

Side 2
Retiring at age 85, Bate noted: "I found a one~room school and I left a building of twenty rooms. I was the one teacher and now there are 15. I found 6 students and left a school with 600." his foresight and dedication provided opportunities for African American children to achieve. Given by Danville Bd. of Ed. / Bate Alumni Assoc.
 
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2186.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.544′ N, 84° 45.856′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Stanford Ave (Kentucky Route 150), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Bate Middle School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 460 Stanford Ave, Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

John William Bate Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. John William Bate Marker (Side 2)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Crow Inn / John Crow (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grayson's Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (approx. 0.4 miles away); African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
John William Bate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. John William Bate Marker
John William Bate image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. John William Bate
John William Bate image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
5. John William Bate
Bate High School image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
6. Bate High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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