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Kimball in McDowell County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

World War I Memorial

 
 
World War I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
1. World War I Memorial Marker
Inscription. This structure, dedicated on February 11, 1928, was first building in U.S. built to honor African Americans for their military service during World War I. This Classical-style building, designed by Welch architect Hassel T. Hicks, was erected with county funds. For many years it was central meeting place for extended African-American community. It was listed on the National Register April 1993.
 
Erected 2003 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 25.501′ N, 81° 30.374′ W. Marker is in Kimball, West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marker is on U.S. 52, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kimball WV 24853, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Simpson Drewry (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. 12.1 miles away); Bramwell (approx. 12.1 miles away); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 12.3 miles away); Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. 12.3 miles away in Virginia); Pocahontas (approx. 12.3 miles away in Virginia); Abb’s Valley (approx. 12.3 miles away in Virginia); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansNotable BuildingsWar, World I
 
Marker along US 52 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
2. Marker along US 52
World War I Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
3. World War I Memorial Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,131 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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