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

Roburn Hall

 
 
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1. Roburn Hall Marker
Inscription. Built in 1888 as the first building of Williamsburg Institute. First known as the "Institute," then an "Old Recitation Building." The land purchased for $800; contractor was J. A. Cooley. The $12,500 building served 200 pupils. First classes, Jan. 1889. Renovated in 1928 for girls' dormitory and named Roburn Hall; extensive renovation, 1993. Presented by Cumberland College.
 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2100.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 44.254′ N, 84° 9.856′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. 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. Cumberland College (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mahan Hall (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (about 700 feet away); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (approx. half a mile
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away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. half a mile away); Scott's Raid (approx. half a mile away); County Named, 1818 (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Roburn Hall (Kentucky Historical Society). (Submitted on July 11, 2018.)
 
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5. Plaque on Roburn Hall
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6. Roburn Hall Tower Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   6. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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