Millersburg Military Institute
Forest Hill Military Academy now resides on the historic campus of the former Millersburg Military Institute. Millersburg Military Institute was a military boarding school founded in 1893 in Millersburg, Kentucky, about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Lexington, Kentucky.
Founded in 1893, it survived for over 113 years until closing in July 2006 due to a declining student population. The school had been temporarily closed in 2003, but was reopened by a rally of support from alumni and parents.
The campus sits on 18 acres (73,000 m2) in north-central Kentucky, in the town of Millersburg, Bourbon County. The property is bounded to the northwest by KY-68, to the southeast by railroad tracks and open land, and to the north and south by residential properties. The school was founded in 1893 on the property of the former Kentucky Wesleyan College and moved to its current location in 1920. Upwards of 250 students were enrolled during the school’s peak operating times; however, class sizes steadily declined through the early 2000s, resulting in the school’s closure in 2006.
The U.S. Army Cadet Corps purchased the property in September 2008 and has turned it into its national headquarters, as well as a National Cadet Training Center. The facility will serve again as a military boarding school with the opening of Forest Hill Military Academy in August 2012.
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WKYT News Coverage, Dec 2011: http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Military_academy_brings_attention_to_old_Bourbon_County_campus_136410998.html