Marker reads, Founded here, 1877, with funds left by Robert Ogden, local businessman. Filled educational gap, as there were no public schools here until 1882. Prep school accredited in 1919. Ogdens criteria: regular attendance, gentlemanly deportment, diligent study. Consolidated with Western KY. Univ., 1927. Its name is retained in the Ogden College of Science and Technology.