Information about Berea, KY and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Berea

Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South.

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The history of Berea

In 1850, this area of southern Madison County was called the Glade. There was no town, just a loose community of scattered farms known primarily for its racetrack and citizens who were sympathetic to emancipation. Since the early 1840’s, Cassius Clay, a large landowner in Madison County, had sought to build a community in the Glade which would be a base for his own high political ambitions and the abolitionist cause. Located between the solid slavocracy of the Bluegrass and the mountains, he hoped the Glade would provide a gateway into a political base in the mountains. He sold land to prominent non-slaveholders at nominal cost and encouraged abolitionist missionaries to come to the area.

Contact Information

Address:

Berea, Kentucky
40403

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Businesses in Berea, Kentucky

Here is a collection of local Berea, Kentucky businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Lodging Restaurants Shopping

 

Gastineau Studio

Art

Hand forged jewelry and sculpture

 

Haley-Daniels Woodworking

Art

Handcrafted fine furniture

 

Hot Flash Beads

Art

Handmade glass bead wonders

 

Jeannette's Jewelry

Art

Handmade silver and gold jewelry

 

Student Crafts on the Square

Art

Handmade items made by inspired students

 

The Glass Studio

Art

Glass flowing into form

 

Warren A. May

Art

Stringed instruments and furniture made with pride

 

Weaver's Bottom

Art

Weaving done by artists

 

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel

Lodging

Historic charm with modern comfort

 

The Doctor's Inn Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Greek Revival elegance, Southern warmth

 

The Greathouse Inn Bed and Breakfast

Lodging

Arts and Crafts home beautifully restored

 

Weaver's Rest Cottage

Lodging

The ultimate in Shabby Chic

 

Berea Coffee & Tea Co

Restaurants

Outstanding, coffees, teas and bakery items

 

Dinner Bell

Restaurants

A Berea original, country good

 

Historic Boone Tavern Restaurant

Restaurants

Exceptional dining

 

Main Street Cafe

Restaurants

Full service casual restaurant with a international flair

 

The Artisan Cafe

Restaurants

Casual dining and freshly made menu

 

Wan Pen Chinese and Thai

Restaurants

Authentic Thai dishes

 

Bay Window Antiques

Shopping

Nice selection of collectibles, furniture and vintage items

 

Old Town Amish Food Store

Shopping

Breakfast and lunch served

 

Todd's Antique Mall

Shopping

Family owned since 1978, we know antiques

 

Turning Wheel Pottery

Shopping

Handmade pottery, unique and wonderful