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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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