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Mill Point in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Anna Wallace

 
 
Anna Wallace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Miller, June 12, 2017
1. Anna Wallace Marker
Inscription.  Home of Anna Wallace (1867-1952), in 1922 the first woman elected as Superintendent of Schools for Pocahontas County. Ten women were elected county superintendents in 1922, the first year WV women were able to run for that office after passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. Defeated in a 3-way race in her 1926 re-election bid, she returned to teaching.
 
Erected 2013 by Pocahontas County Historical Society West Virginia Archives and History. 2013.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 38° 9.487′ N, 80° 10.834′ W. Marker is in Mill Point, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) near 219/39/55. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Of Mill Point (here, next to this marker); Mill Point (about 400 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); William L. "Mudwall" Jackson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck (approx. 1.7 miles away); Yankee Army Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Home for a Separatist Community (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mill Point.
 
Anna Wallace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 27, 2024
2. Anna Wallace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,682 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 29, 2024, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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