Historic Markers Across Georgia



Berry College Founded By Martha Berry 1866-1942



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Location: at Berry College main entrance drive on US 27, Rome
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 17.42    W 085° 11.140
  34.29033333    -85.18566666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5TJB
Berry College Founded By Martha Berry 1866-1942 Marker  



Text:

Starting with a Sunday School in a log cabin one mile south of here, Martha Berry founded a boarding school for rural boys in 1902 on 83 acres of land, adding a school for girls in 1909. From this humble beginning, Berry College grew and, during Miss Berry´s lifetime, became a private educational domain occupying 27,000 acres. Emphasizing high academic standards, Christian values and practical work experience, Berry College is coeducational and offers a wide range of programs to students from all parts of the U.S. and many other countries.



 

 

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