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Berea is a city in Madison County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 13,561 at the 2010 census. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Kentucky having increased by 27.4% since 2000. Its most prominent institution is Berea College, which owns a substantial percentage of the city's land. Boone Tavern In 1850 this area, called the Glade, was a community of scattered farms with a racetrack and citizens sympathetic to emancipation. In 1853, rich and politically ambitious Cassius Marcellus Clay gave Reverend John Gregg Fee a free tract of land in the Glade. With local supporters and other abolitionist missionaries from the American Missionary Association, Fee established two churches , a tiny village, and Berea College. Fee named Berea after a biblical town where the people “received the Word with all readiness of mind.” Founded in 1855, Berea College was the only integrated and coeducational college in the South for nearly forty years. Fee modeled it on Oberlin College of Ohio, and hoped it would become an academic beacon of the North. Pro-slavery supporters expelled Fee and his followers from Berea in 1859, in the aftermath of John Brown's Raid. Rev. Fee had delivered an address at the Pilgrim Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the pulpit of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. Rev. Fee's remarks were reported in the NY Times, but were misrepresented in the Louisville Courier....