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Berea

, in the Bible
Berea or Beroea (both: bērēˈə). 1 Town near Jerusalem, mentioned in First Maccabees. It is probably identical with Beeroth (1.) 2 See Véroia, Greece. 3 See Aleppo, Syria.

Berea

, city, United States
Berea (bərēˈə). <1> city (2020 pop. 16,594), Madison co., central Kentucky; inc. 1890. A tiny village was founded in 1854 in the area by Reverend John G. Fee of the American Missionary Association, which opposed slavery. Following the Civil War, the Berea Institution (later Berea College) was opened as a part of a plan to establish an interracial community on the site. During the 20th century, the town became a center for traditional Appalachian crafts makers. A large spurt in population has occurred in the 21st century. Besides the college, the city is home to several auto parts manufacturers. <2> city (2020 pop. 18,545), Cuyahoga co., NE Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland; settled 1809, inc. as a city 1930. Berea is a residential community with a number of industries, such as plastics, alloy, and light engineering. Baldwin-Wallace College is there.
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From the shore floated sweet spicy odours that always remind me of hymns and missionaries, and in the windows of the houses on the Berea sparkled a hundred lights.
Next day we went ashore, and I put up Sir Henry and Captain Good at the little shanty I have built on the Berea, and which I call my home.
Sir Henry and Good slept in a tent pitched in my little grove of orange trees at the end of the garden, for there was no room for them in the house, and what with the smell of the bloom, and the sight of the green and golden fruit--in Durban you will see all three on the tree together--I daresay it is a pleasant place enough, for we have few mosquitos here on the Berea, unless there happens to come an unusually heavy rain.
At EKU, I also met with student chapter leaders and the students of Patricia Isaacs, who was my accounting professor at Berea College when I attended college there.
Yet the sign above the door tells you it is now the Berea Mosque, home to the Imaan Islamic Society and the only place of worship for Muslims in the Valleys - with the exception of a prayer room at the University of South Wales in Treforest.
My current work in Berea, Kentucky, at The Greenie Project, a non-profit student initiative which I started, shows how environmental awareness can spread.
US-based oilfield investor and operator Viper Capital Partners LLC has acquired drilling rights to 1923 acres of the prolific Hendershot-Ogden Berea Sand Oilfield in Wood County, West Virginia, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 27, 2019-Viper Capital Partners Acquires Berea Oilfield in Northern Central West Virginia
Woodson has been dubbed "the father of Black history" and is known for earning degrees at the University of Chicago and Harvard, but less well known is how living in Appalachia and attending Berea College informed his towering intellect and tireless work ethic.