“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Berea, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Madison County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Madison County, KY (108) Clark County, KY (54) Estill County, KY (13) Fayette County, KY (276) Garrard County, KY (21) Jackson County, KY (2) Jessamine County, KY (32) Rockcastle County, KY (24)  MadisonCounty(108) Madison County (108)  ClarkCounty(54) Clark County (54)  EstillCounty(13) Estill County (13)  FayetteCounty(276) Fayette County (276)  GarrardCounty(21) Garrard County (21)  JacksonCounty(2) Jackson County (2)  JessamineCounty(32) Jessamine County (32)  RockcastleCounty(24) Rockcastle County (24)
Richmond is the county seat for Madison County
Berea is in Madison County
      Madison County (108)  
      Clark County (54)  
      Estill County (13)  
      Fayette County (276)  
      Garrard County (21)  
      Jackson County (2)  
      Jessamine County (32)  
      Rockcastle County (24)  
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1 Kentucky, Madison County, Berea — Berea – A Birthplace of the Handicraft Revival
By the late 1700’s, manufactured products of the Industrial Revolution were replacing handcrafted items, but in Berea and other pockets of Central Appalachia, handicraft traditions continued. The celebration of traditional loomed weavings by Berea . . . Map (db m151757) HM
2 Kentucky, Madison County, Berea — 1767 — Church of Christ, Union
Founded 1853 by the Rev. John G. Fee of Bracken County on the invitation of local citizens and Cassius M. Clay, who projected an antislavery community here. Open in full equality to all races and nonsectarian, the church had a leading part in . . . Map (db m9726) HM
3 Kentucky, Madison County, Berea — Encampment at Bobtown / Engagment at Bobtown / Advance to Kingston
(1) Encampment at Bobtown August 29, 1862 Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne's division, vanguard of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's infantry, left Barbourville on August 23, 1862, the same day that Confederate Col. John Scott defeated Col. Leonidas . . . Map (db m86059) HM
4 Kentucky, Madison County, Berea — 773 — For Mountain Youth Reported permanently removed
Berea College, founded 1855 by John G. Fee with the support of Cassius M. Clay in a one-room school built by the community. Its constitution, 1858, made it Christian, non-sectarian, anti-slavery. Compelled to close 1859 by pro-slavery factions, . . . Map (db m9873) HM
5 Kentucky, Madison County, Berea — Kentucky's Earliest ArtformsFrom the utilitarian to the ceremonial
This regions earliest artist and craftspeople called this land home some 10,000 years ago – long before settler and explorers like Daniel Boone arrived. Drawn to fertile soil and running water, early Native Americans settled around the salt . . . Map (db m151758) HM
6 Kentucky, Madison County, Berea — 1300 — Richmond-Prelude/ Richmond Battle
Richmond-Prelude Confederates in Tennessee under Gen. E. Kirby Smith planned an invasion of the Blue Grass area. Finding Cumberland Gap protected, they entered through Rogers' Gap, heading to Lexington. US Gen. Wm. Nelson sent Gens. M.D. . . . Map (db m140407) HM
7 Kentucky, Madison County, Berea — The Battle of Richmond Knocked at Berea's Door
(front): Civil War troop movements through Berea were common prior to the Aug. 29-30, 1862, Battle of Richmond. Military traffic in and near Berea caused villagers to hear the Civil War "knocking at their east door." At Big Hill on the Old . . . Map (db m30428) HM
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Apr. 25, 2024