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Berea, Kentucky Historical Markers

 
Church of Christ, Union and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Christopher Light, June 21, 2008
Church of Christ, Union and Marker
Kentucky (Madison County), Berea — 1787 — 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
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
Kentucky (Madison County), Berea — 173 — For Mountain Youth
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
Kentucky (Madison County), Berea — 1300 — Richmond-Prelude/ Richmond Battle
(side 1) 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 . . . — Map (db m86052) HM
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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