Millersburg Military Institute

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Millersburg Military Institute
Millersburg Military Institute Logo.png
There is No Way Except The Way of Virtue.
1122 Main Street
Millersburg, Kentucky
United States
Type Military boarding school
Established 1893
Founder Col. C. M. Best
Headmaster Jay Whitehead
Grades 6-12
Campus 18 acres
Color(s) Blue and Gold          
Yearbook Sniper

Millersburg Military Institute is 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 turned it into its national headquarters, as well as a National Cadet Training Center. The facility served again as a military boarding school as Forest Hill Military Academy starting in August 2012.[1]

In 2014, the US Army Cadet Corps began a reorganization and temporarily closed the school with plans to reopen in 2016 under the original name.[2]

It was announced in September 2015 that the grounds will once again be auctioned leaving the future of the school uncertain.[3] The school filed for bankruptcy and stopped the sale and is currently restructuring its debt.[4]

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  1. ^ Warren, Jim (2008-09-12). "Millersburg Military Institute saved by eBay". Lexington Herald-Leader. 
  2. ^ Kocher, Greg (2015-02-07). "Planned rebirth of Millersburg Military Institute". Lexington Herald-Leader. 
  3. ^ "Kentucky's only military school scheduled to be auctioned". Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  4. ^ Kocher, Greg. "Former MMI files for bankruptcy, cancelling sale". 
  5. ^ Schmidt, Neil (16 February 2002). "Five questions with Jason Conley". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 38°18′19″N 84°08′37″W / 38.30528°N 84.14361°W / 38.30528; -84.14361