Nettie B. C. Depp (1874-1932)

Courthouse Square, Glasgow, KY


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger




"The first female public official in Barren Co., she was elected in 1913, seven years before women were allowed to vote. She was Barren Co. schools superintendent from 1914-1917. Instrumental in unifying local schools to create county’s first 4-year high school, housed in former Liberty College, Glasgow.

During her time as superintendent, she introduced a uniform curricula for all schools, improved & repaired local one-room schools, and built seven new school houses. She was later principal at Cave City School until 1923. She was asked to run for re-election as superintendent, but declined. Taught school in Scottsville from 1923-31. Presented by Glasgow B&PW Club"

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2021: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 4, 2021: Added by Bill Eichelberger