Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University (HM1L6A)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 12.16', W 84° 51.486'

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(Front)School was chartered 1886; opened 1887 with three teachers and 55 students. The first state-supported institution of higher education for blacks, school gained funds from legislature for building and teachers, and from Frankfort city council for site and clearing of grounds. Kentucky State accredited as four year college in 1931; achieved university status in 1972. Over.(Reverse)John H. Jackson, before becoming first president of college, headed black teachers' association in Kentucky and promoted establishment of schools for instruction of black teachers. His efforts led to legislation founding college which became Kentucky State. He served 1887-98 and 1907-10. First permanent building, Jackson Hall, was named for him. Hall listed on National Register.
HM NumberHM1L6A
Marker Number1752
Year Placed1984
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 687544 N 4230470
Decimal Degrees38.20266667, -84.85810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.16', W 84° 51.486'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 9.6" N, 84° 51' 29.16" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near University Dr, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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