John William Bate

John William Bate (tmp-358ef)

Location: Danville, KY 40422 Boyle County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 38.544', W 84° 45.856'

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(1855~1945)

Side 1Original site of Bate High School, built 1912 and named in honor of its founder, John William Bate. Born a slave in Louisville, Bate received an AB from Berea College in 1881 and and AM in 1891. He moved to Danville to teach in 1881 and served community there as distinguished educational leader for 59 years.Side 2

Retiring at age 85, Bate noted: "I found a one~room school and I left a building of twenty rooms. I was the one teacher and now there are 15. I found 6 students and left a school with 600." his foresight and dedication provided opportunities for African American children to achieve.

Given by Danville Bd. of Ed. / Bate Alumni Assoc.
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HM Numbertmp-358ef
Year Placed2005
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 697253 N 4168490
Decimal Degrees37.64240000, -84.76426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.544', W 84° 45.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 32.64" N, 84° 45' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)859, 606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 178-194 US-150, Danville KY 40422, US
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