Nettie B. C. Depp (1874-1932)

Courthouse Square, Glasgow, KY

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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"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"

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

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