This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of visiting a local college campus that I had vaguely heard of since I live in Metro Atlanta. However, until recently, I had no idea how uniquely beautiful this school was, so I had to plan a visit to see it in person for myself. But first, here’s a little background: Berry College is a private, Christian college which was founded in 1902 by Mary Berry, the daughter of a well to do planter and cotton broker.
After realizing that the local planter’s children were illiterate, she decided to open the school and devoted her life to assuring that they learned the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. They earned their keep by helping to build what is now known as Berry College.
The campus is so picturesque that Hollywood has come calling several times to film movies like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Remember the Titans”. Come along with me as I discover the surreal beauty of this campus:
When you enter the main gate, you will see signage directing you to the far right lane. A security officer will come out to greet you, scan your driver’s license, give you a map and explain how to get to all of the major points of interest. It goes without saying that southern hospitality is alive and well here at Berry College. She couldn’t have been nicer!