Cumberland College

Cumberland College (HM299E)

Location: Williamsburg, KY 40769 Whitley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 44.186', W 84° 9.952'

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Founded as Williamsburg Institute in 1889 under the leadership of General Green Clay Smith and R. C. Medaris to provide affordable Christian education for mountain people. Early supporters were James P. and Thomas B. Mahan, Ancil Gatliff, Edwin S. Moss, John W. Siler, and John D. Rockefeller. Name changed to Cumberland College, 1913. Over. Presented by Centennial Com. of Cumberland College.

Cumberland College - Alumni include U.S. congressman, Kentucky governors, military officers, medical doctors, missionaries, and university presidents. Among them: Cong. Eugene Siler, Governors Bert Combs and Edwin Morrow, Vice Adm. Charles Blakely, Maj. Generals Ben Baker, Charles Calloway, and Floyd Parks, Brig. Gen. Roy Easley, folk artist Jean Ritchie, and educators William McCall and Cratis Williams.
HM NumberHM299E
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1989
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 753067 N 4069380
Decimal Degrees36.73643333, -84.16586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.186', W 84° 9.952'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 11.16" N, 84° 9' 57.12" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 818 Main St, Williamsburg KY 40769, US
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