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Pruntytown in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Industrial School for Boys

 
 
Industrial School for Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. Industrial School for Boys Marker
Inscription. The West Virginia Industrial School for Boys was established in 1889 by an act of the Legislature and was formally opened July 21, 1891 for the purpose of training boys commited to the Institution by the courts of West Virginia.
 
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 19.948′ N, 80° 4.58′ W. Marker is in Pruntytown, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Valley Falls Road (County Route 18), on the left when traveling south on U.S. 250. Click for map. It is just south of US 50. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Taylor County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pruntytown (about 400 feet away); John Barton Payne (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 2.3 miles away); Valley Falls
Industrial School for Boys and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Industrial School for Boys and Marker
The School’s building is behind the tree.
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grafton (approx. 3 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pruntytown.
 
Regarding Industrial School for Boys. The Industrial School for Boys was closed in 1983. The 100 acre-campus is now the Pruntytown Correctional Center and the former school building is no longer used.
 
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Industrial School for Boys image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
3. Industrial School for Boys
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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