Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Nettie B.C. Depp
(1874 - 1932)
The first female public official in Barren Co., she was elected in 1913, seven years before women were allowed to vote. She was Barren Co. schools superintendent from 1914-1917. Instrumental in unifying local schools to create county’s first 4-year high school, housed in former Liberty College, Glasgow.
During her time as superintendent, she introduced a uniform curricula for all schools, improved & repaired local one-room schools, and built seven new school houses. She was later principal at Cave City School until 1923. She was asked to run for re-election as superintendent, but declined. Taught school in Scottsville from 1923-31.
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2397.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 59.734′ N, 85° 54.788′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling south on Race Street. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willa Brown Chappell (here, next to this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour / Barren County CSA Medalists (a few steps from this marker); Christmas Mishap (a few steps from this marker); Barren County Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Troop, 123rd Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan in Glasgow (within shouting distance of this marker); Luska Joseph Twyman (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
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