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Morehead in Rowan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Building And Land

1889

 
 
First Building And Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
1. First Building And Land Marker
Inscription. Thomas F. Hargis, a native of Morehead and chief judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, donated four acres of land and $500 in cash to Morehead Normal School in 1889 for the institutionís first classroom building. Hargis Hall, a wooden structure, was razed 36 years later to provide a site for Allie Young Hall. It is believed that the Hargis land extended from just east of Allie Young Hall to west of Camden-Carroll Library and south to University Street. The native stone monument just west of this marker was placed in the foundation of Hargis Hall to honor Judge Hargis for his gift to the struggling young school which would evolve into Morehead State University.
 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 38° 11.179′ N, 83° 26.1′ W. Marker is in Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan County. Marker is on University Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morehead KY 40351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Faculty And Staff (within shouting distance of this marker); National Register Historic District / Morehead State University (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bluejackets
First Building And Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
2. First Building And Land Marker
Camden-Carroll Library in background.
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quilting Memories (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1856 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allie Young Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morehead.
 
More about this marker. Dedicated April 3, 1998, and erected near the Adron Doran University Center, the marker and cornerstone later were moved to the Little Bell Tower Memorial Plaza to be closer to the original location of Hargis Hall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas F. Hargis - Another Judge From Breathitt. (Submitted on November 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Allie Young Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
3. Allie Young Hall
Allie Young Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
4. Allie Young Hall
Hon. Thomas F. Hargis image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
5. Hon. Thomas F. Hargis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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