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

Moonlight Schools

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Moonlight Schools Marker
Inscription. Established in Rowan County, Ky., in 1911, by Mrs. Cora W. Stewart, “to emancipate from illiteracy those enslaved in its bondage.” Because the people had to labor by day it was decided to have the schools on moonlight nights so the moon could light the way. The schools were taught by volunteer teachers. Movement soon spread nationally and internationally.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1034.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 10.998′ N, 83° 25.95′ W. Marker is in Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan County. Marker is on East 1st Street. 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. Rowan County "War," 1884-1887 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freedom Park (about 500 feet away); County Named, 1856 (about 500 feet away); Courthouse Burned (about 500 feet away); Quilting Memories (about 500 feet away); Allie Young Law Office
Moonlight Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Moonlight Schools Marker
(about 500 feet away); National Register Historic District / Morehead State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Building And Land (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morehead.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 268 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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