Middlesboro, KY Colleges

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Middlesboro

Middlesboro, also spelled Middlesborough, is a city in Bell County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 10,334 at the 2010 census. The entire micropolitan area has a population of 69,060 (as of 2010) which includes all of Bell County. It is the principal city of the Middlesborough, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area. Middlesboro is the largest city in Southeast Kentucky.

The city was incorporated in 1890 as "Middlesborough", named after the town of Middlesbrough, England. The U.S. Post Office began using the spelling "Middlesboro" in 1894. Although the "Middlesborough" spelling may still be seen, "Middlesboro" is much more common in everyday use; for example, the city's school district uses the Middlesboro spelling, as does the Kentucky Secretary of State's Land Office.

The city is located on the Kentucky side of the Cumberland Gap near the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park is located in nearby Pineville.

The town is home to the Middlesboro Country Club. Founded in 1889, the nine-hole golf course is one of the oldest, and is claimed to be the oldest continuously played course, in the United States.[citation needed] Pianist Ben Harney originated ragtime music in Middlesboro in the early 1890s, inspired by the fusion of African-American and local music styles heard in the community's saloons.[citation needed] Johnnie Sue Bridges, author, filmographer, photographer, was born in Middlesboro as Johnnie Sue Woodby; she is married to Gil Bridges of the band Rare Earth.

Geologists believe that the Middlesboro basin between Pine Mountain and the Cumberland Mountains is the remains of an ancient meteorite crater, which would give the town the rare distinction of being one of the few cities in the world completely built inside a crater. The crater is one of three known astroblemes in the state.

Middlesboro was recently featured on the History Channel's "How The States Got Their Shapes" on an episode titled Forces of Nature. The city also featured in one of the BBC's " Wonders of the Solar System" episodes.

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Schools in and around Middlesboro, KY

Name
Collins School of Cosmetology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Lincoln Memorial University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,520 average out-state tuition; $17,520 average in-state tuition
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,220 average out-state tuition; $5,220 average in-state tuition
Union College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $19,174 average out-state tuition; $19,174 average in-state tuition
University of the Cumberlands
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,640 average out-state tuition; $17,640 average in-state tuition
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Tennessee Technology Center at Jacksboro
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public

Middlesboro, KY Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Alden Scholarship Up to $4,000 March 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Hazel and Walter T. Bales Scholarship $2,000 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Mason Family Foundation Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017
Kute Family Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017
Marvin D. Mills Scholarship Varies January 15, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017