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Berry College Founded By Martha Berry 1866-1942


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Berry College Founded By Martha Berry 1866-1942
  • Location: Berry College main entrance drive on US 27, Rome

BERRY COLLEGE Founded By Martha Berry 1866-1942

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.