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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Original Cabin

 
 
Original Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Original Cabin Marker
Inscription. This cabin, birthplace of The Berry Schools, (now Berry College and Berry Academy) was built as a playhouse for Martha Berry and her brothers and sisters shortly after the Civil War. Here, in the late 1800’s, three small boys from Lavendar Mountain received Martha Berry’s first Sunday School lesson. Word of her kindness and interest spread and soon the cabin was overflowing with people. In the evolution from this modest beginning to a day school at Possum Trot, a boarding school and finally a college, the Cabin was outgrown but not forgotten. Martha Berry chose the Cabin to represent simplicity on the school seal, along with the Bible for religion, the lamp for learning and the plow for work. On this foundation she built a world renowned educational institution extensively copied in the U.S. and abroad.
 
Erected 1974 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 057-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 16.629′ N, 85° 10.815′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway NE (Loop Georgia Route 1) and Martha Berry Highway
Original Cabin and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Original Cabin and the Marker
(U.S. 27). Touch for map. The marker and the Original Cabin are located on a private road in "Oak Hill," the Martha Berry estate, near the Martha Berry Museum. An admission fee is charged. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Veterans Memorial Parkway NE, Rome GA 30161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Berry’s Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chieftains (approx. 0.6 miles away); Major Ridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Berry College (approx. one mile away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 1.3 miles away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. 1.3 miles away); French’s Div. at Rome (approx. 1.3 miles away); Davis’ March to Rome (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .  Berry College. Wikipedia entry on Berry College, which grew from the Original Cabin. (Submitted on June 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
The Original Cabin image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. The Original Cabin
c. 1870
Berry College Seal showing the Original Cabin image. Click for full size.
4. Berry College Seal showing the Original Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on September 9, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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