Rev. Worthington - 1909
How Annville Institute Was Founded
Just over 100 years ago (1909) Rev. William Worthington
was sent on a task that changed the southern part of
Jackson County, Kentucky forever, Rev. Worthington was
looking for a piece of land on which to locate a school.
His vision was for some sort of technical school to help
promote his vision of "complete living for the mountain
people." The story is told of how Rev. Worthington found
a possible location near the community called Annville
and how he went up to the highest point on the property
and sat under an Oak tree. He took out a piece of meat
packing paper on which he proceeded to sketch out his
vision for the property. The center piece of the drawing
was a large grand classroom building to be called
Lincoln Hall. The beautiful property with its rolling
hills and large meadows was purchased and the Annville
Institute started that Fall.
Rev. Worthington's vision lives on. A hundred years later the Institute is closed but the campus now is the home of five non-profit organizations that still strive to make a "complete living for the mountain people".
Rev. and Mrs. Worthington on the road from McKee to Annville, KY - 1909
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|Hacker Gym & Pool|
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Organizations on Campus
|Grace Covenant Ministries|
|Annville Christian Academy|
|High Mountain Horsemanship Outreach|