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.
Berea is the home of Berea College, established in 1855.
Berea has been designated a Kentucky Trail Town.
- Berea, City of
- Berea Independent Schools
- Berea Tourism
- Boone Tavern
- Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
- Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
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