“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Gillespie Hall

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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Gillespie Hall
Inscription. Originally Johnson Hall, it was renamed Gillespie Hall in 1995. Built in 1893 and dedicated on February 11, 1894, in memory of William James Johnson, college's first president. Girls occupied the hall for first year; boys occupied the hall from second year to 1913; then reoccupied by girls. Served as cafeteria for school until 1958. Presented by Cumberland College.

(Reverse) Gillespie Hall - In 1913, Johnson Hall enlarged by a gift from Dr. Ancil Gatliff at a cost of $20,000. In Feb. 1929, a two-story home economics building annexed to Johnson Hall as a gift from Mrs. Florida E. Gatliff. Building renovated in 1994-95 and renamed Gillespie Hall in honor of Charles Gillespie of Midland, Texas, friend and supporter. Presented by Cumberland College.
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2101.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 44.268′ N, 84° 9.861′ W. Marker was in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker was on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.

Gillespie Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Gillespie Hall
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Roburn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahan Hall (was about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Cumberland College (about 700 feet away); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (about 700 feet away); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scott's Raid (approx. half a mile away); County Named, 1818 (approx. half a mile away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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