Introduction to Berea, Kentucky
Berea, Kentucky, in Madison county, is located 30 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky. The city is in the Lexington area, and has 9,851 residents.
The city of Berea was originally a part of an area known as the Glade. In the year 1853, a free track of land of Glade was given to Reverend John Gregg Fee by Cassius Marcellus Clay. Fee established two churches in this land, and set up a college and a tiny village. The reverend named this land Berea, after the biblical town Veria. Berea College was the only integrated college in the region for over 35 years.
Berea and nearby Attractions
- Boone Station State Historic Site
- Constitution Square State Historic Site
- Fort Boonesboro State Park
- Bluegrass Heritage Museum
- Camp Nelson Heritage Park
Things To Do In Berea
The area has a number of local churches that one can visit. These are Glades Church, Gospel Tabernacle, and the West Side Church. Visitors can enjoy the recreational facilities of camping, fishing, miniature golf, and picnic offered by the Fort Boonesborough State Park. Tourists can also join the natives in the local festivals like the International Festival and Spoonbread Festival, which are celebrated every year in the month of May and September respectively.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.
Berea Higher Education
The city is home to the Berea College. Apart from that, the Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky also offer higher educational facilities.