Original Cabin

Original Cabin (HMKYY)

Location: Rome, GA 30165 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 16.629', W 85° 10.815'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number057-15
Year Placed1974
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 667512 N 3794385
Decimal Degrees34.27715000, -85.18025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 16.629', W 85° 10.815'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 16' 37.74" N, 85° 10' 48.90" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1825 Martha Berry Blvd NE, Rome GA 30165, US
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