Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Etter Hall is named after American Public University System's (APUS) founder, Major James P. Etter. Major Etter served in the United States Marines for twenty-one years. He served two tours in Vietnam and received two Purple Hearts. Major Etter founded APUS' flagship university, American Military University (AMU), in 1991. AMU admitted its first students in 1993. Mr. Etter continued to expand the university's course offerings and programs until his retirement in 2004. During his tenure, he successfully established APUS' second university, American Public University (APU), and greatly expanded the university system's student body. In May 2009, the Board of Trustees of APUS awarded Mr. Etter a Doctorate of Business Administration, Honoris Causa.
Erected by American Public University System.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2009.
Location. 39° 17.273′ N, 77° 51.608′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 West Congress Street, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Etter Hall (here, next to this marker); Williams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Town Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Washington House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Green House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Town Post Office (about 300 feet away); Charles Town (about 400 feet away); New Central Restaurant (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
More about this marker. Marker is on the wall to the left of the building entrance on the porch.
Also see . . . American Public University System. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 8, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.