Berry College is a private, 4-year school located in Mt Berry, GA, in the northwest portion of the state between Atlanta and Chattanooga, TN. The school (and other educational institutions) was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry for academically able but economically poor children of the rural South—those who usually could not afford to go to other schools. The 27,000 acre campus is considered the largest contiguous college campus in the world and includes Lavender Mountain. 16,000 acres are overseen by the state department of Natural Resources. The picturesque campus features the “House O’ Dreams” – a mountaintop cabin built by students in 1922 as a gift to Miss Berry. The campus also boasts a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. The academic campus features traditional collegiate gothic architecture and was featured in films and TV.