Visiting Berea

If traveling north on I-75, take exit 76 and turn  right to proceed east on KY-21. Proceed approximately one mile until you reach  campus.

If traveling south on I-75, take exit 77 and turn  left to proceed southeastward on KY-595. At the second traffic light turn right  on Walnut Meadow Pike (KY-595) and continue past the Kentucky Artisan Center  for approximately two miles until you reach campus.

Berea College, founded in 1855, began when the area around it was only a village. As the College grew, the town grew and, in 1890, the community was incorporated.

The City of Berea has a current population of some 10,000, and, in 1988, was designated the “Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.” The designation has its roots at the College, which long has been known for its tradition of producing and preserving the handcrafts of Southern Appalachia.

More Information

For more information about the city of Berea including restaurants, local churches, and other lodging options, you can visit the City of Berea webpage at