London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Sue Bennett College
Sue Bennett Memorial School, named for Madison Co. promoter, opened 1897 to educated mountain children. Funded by local people and the Methodists, school taught all grades. Commercial Dept. Opened 1901; county high school, 1910-33. Normal school operated, 1900-1920, and became junior college, 1922. Name changed, 1930; closed 1997.
Educated more than 11,000 students, 1897-1997. School leaders: J.C. Lewis, 1897-1917; J.E. Savage, 1915-16; Ms. K.J. French, 1916-17; A.W. Mohn, 1917-22; K.C. East, 1922-42; H.V. McClure, 1939; Ms. J. Harrison, 1942-44; Ms. O. Sanders, 1944-58; L. Flynn, 1954; E.F. Hays, 1958-85; J.E. Patterson, 1985-88; Ms. J.K. Stivers, 1988-91; P.G. Bunnell, 1991-97; J. Cheek, 1997.
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2060.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 7.543′ N, 84° 5.315′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and W. 5th Street, on the right when traveling south Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London KY 40741, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of London (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilderness Road/Boone Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Poynter Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laurel Seminary (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Wilderness Road (approx. half a mile away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pittsburg and Wilderness Road (approx. 2.9 miles away); CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
Also see . . . Sue Bennett College - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 26, 2015.)
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