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Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cumberland College

 
 
Cumberland College Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Cumberland College Marker (Side 1)
Inscription. Founded as Williamsburg Institute in 1889 under the leadership of General Green Clay Smith and R. C. Medaris to provide affordable Christian education for mountain people. Early supporters were James P. and Thomas B. Mahan, Ancil Gatliff, Edwin S. Moss, John W. Siler, and John D. Rockefeller. Name changed to Cumberland College, 1913. Over. Presented by Centennial Com. of Cumberland College. Cumberland College - Alumni include U.S. congressman, Kentucky governors, military officers, medical doctors, missionaries, and university presidents. Among them: Cong. Eugene Siler, Governors Bert Combs and Edwin Morrow, Vice Adm. Charles Blakely, Maj. Generals Ben Baker, Charles Calloway, and Floyd Parks, Brig. Gen. Roy Easley, folk artist Jean Ritchie, and educators William McCall and Cratis Williams.
 
Erected 1989 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1837.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 44.186′ N, 84° 9.952′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and College Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street
Cumberland College Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Cumberland College Marker (Side 2)
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roburn Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mahan Hall (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Scott's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); County Named, 1818 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
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Cumberland College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Cumberland College Marker
Cumberland College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
4. Cumberland College Marker
Green Clay Smith image. Click for full size.
5. Green Clay Smith
Cumberland College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
6. Cumberland College Marker
 
 
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