Clinton Seminary

Clinton Seminary (HMOPW)

Location: Clinton, KY 42031 Hickman County
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N 36° 40.005', W 88° 59.631'

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First high school in Ky. west of Tenn. River established at Clinton, 1846. Frame structure erected; burned 1854. In 1850, Clinton Female Seminary was incorporated. Organized as Clinton Academy as charter made no mention of only women students. Professor G.W. Ray was early educational leader in Hickman County. Clinton known as "Athens" of West Kentucky.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1497
Year Placed1974
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 321813 N 4059756
Decimal Degrees36.66675000, -88.99385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 40.005', W 88° 59.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 40' 0.30" N, 88° 59' 37.86" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133-181 S Washington St, Clinton KY 42031, US
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I Saw The Marker

This is the correct coordinate for the marker but the house is located one block from the courthouse to the west. I have a document provided by the Kentucky Heritage Association and signed by Wendell Ford which states that this house and property are "A Kentucky Landmark" and deemed worthy of preservation. Any follow up you can provide would be greatly appreciated. This landmark is definitely worthy of preservation. It was nominated in 1974 (I believe) by Ms. Virginia Jewell, a great friend of my grandmother's and a prominent member of the Hickman County Historical Society.

Jul 31, 2018 at 7:58pm PDT by dunlora

I Saw The Marker

I live in this house. It has been in our family since very early 1900's (mother was born here in 1921). The marker was originally in front of the house here on Dunlora Lane. My grandmother offered to move it to the Courthouse Square and it stands there now on Hwy 51 just before you get to the ONLY traffic light in town. The house is the third to stand on this spot. The first two (original one was a log structure) burned. The house standing now was a school. I've been told it was operated by the Baptist Church. It is a brick structure. Could use some work but still in pretty good shape. The address is 204 Dunlora Lane, Clinton, Ky. 42031. I can provide pictures if anyone is interested.

Sep 6, 2017 at 8:37pm PDT by dunlora

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