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Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Georgetown College

 
 
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By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
1. Georgetown College Marker
Inscription. First Baptist College west of the Alleghenies. Chartered in January, 1829, by "The Trustees of the Kentucky Baptist Education Society." Later named Georgetown. The site of Rittenhouse Academy, Georgetown, chosen for the College, July, 1829. Giddings Hall was first building erected. Under leadership of Pres. Howard Malcom, in 1840s, a permanent program was formed.
 
Erected 1974 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1487.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.571′ N, 84° 33.255′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Main Street (U.S. 62, 460) and Memorial Drive, on the left when traveling west on E. Main Street. Touch for map. Entrance to College, East Main St., Georgetown, US 62, 460. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 E. Main Street, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remember the Raisin! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916)
Georgetown College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
2. Georgetown College Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Scott County, 1792 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Royal Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Beginnings of George Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Georgetown College Web-pages:. (Submitted on December 2, 2013.)
 
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Georgetown College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
3. Georgetown College Marker
Georgetown College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
4. Georgetown College Marker
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By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
5. Georgetown College Marker
 
 
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