Berea College is located here. It is one of the original settlement schools. Yankee Do Gooders came down to educate the hillbillies and many of these schools are still thriving today. FYI, I say yankee and hillbilly with the utmost respect to both. While I'm technically not a hillbilly I've been on the descriminatory end of hillbilly. Seriously, when I lived in Texas I had people ask me if we wore shoes. Sigh. But Berea. That is another post. Today I want to share some pictures of the Depot.
Sit back and enjoy.......
|Railroads make the best pictures!|
Berea, the town is back over behind the house on the hill.
|The House on the Hill|
I suspect this house is newer than it looks. This architecture is prevelant throughout the region. I would love to have a library in the turret!
Lots of places in the area are named for geologic characteristics. Sand Gap, Red Lick, etc. There are the most awesome rocks found here the locals call "indian head rocks". They are filled with colorful crystals with a lackluster brown exterior.
Berea is pronounced (Bah REE ah), but only if you aren't from the mountains in the area. In that case you call it Berea (Bah REER). Go on say that a few times in your best Kentucky accent!