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Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Marshall University

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. Marshall University Marker
Inscription. Named for John Marshall, Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court, 1801–1835. Founded as Marshall Academy, 1837, and chartered as Marshall College, 1858. Established as a state-supported institution, 1867. Granted university status, 1961.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 25.501′ N, 82° 25.601′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Avenue (U.S. 60) and 18th Street, on the left when traveling west on 3rd Avenue. Touch for map. 3rd avenue is one-way west. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Room School Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter Godwin Woodson (approx. 0.6 miles away); B&O Railroad Depot / Heritage Village (approx. ¾ mile away); Blues & Gospel Singer (approx. ¾ mile away); Lavinia Norman, Founder (approx. ¾ mile away); Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.8 miles away); Marshall Memorial Boulevard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marshall Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Also see . . .  Marshall University Official History
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By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Marshall University Marker
. “On a rainy night, Marshall’s football team was returning home from a gut-wrenching 17-14 loss to East Carolina. The visibility problems near the Tri-State airport were compounded by a slight rain and a misty fog. Only a few hundred yards from the runway, the Southern Airways DC-9 clipped some treetops and crashed into a hillside. All 75 aboard — players, coaches, and staff members perished in the worst aviation disaster in sports history.” (Submitted on November 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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