Where Past and Present Merge

The Oneida Baptist Institute was founded in 1899 by Professor James Anderson Burns as a way to help stop the feuding at the end of the 19th Century. Burns hoped that by educating the children of the feuders they would find better uses for their time. (Click here for more)

These two photos are a graphic reminder of just how the past and future intertwine at the school. The beautiful modern design of the sign, evoking the mountain heritage of OBI, mixes well with James Anderson Burns' cabin below that houses the school's museum. The school sits on a knob overlooking the confluence of Goose Creek and the Red Bird River, which forms the South Fork of the Kentucky River. The little village of Oneida is on KY 11, 18 miles north of Manchester.

From Oneida you may continue your tour by heading south on KY 66 that leads past several sites on the tour map.