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Berea, Kentucky
Berea, Kentucky

Berea is a southern Madison county city on I-75 and US 25 south of Richmond. (The city boundaries now meet in some places.) It was founded by the abolitionist Rev. John Gregg Fee in 1854 on land owned by Cassius M. Clay and named for the city in Macedonia. Berea was incorporated in 1890. The first Berea post office opened in 1854. The population in 2010 was 13,561.

Photo of Berea College campus
Berea is the home of Berea College, established in 1855.

Berea has been designated a Kentucky Trail Town.


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