Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
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. 3rd avenue is one-way west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marshall Memorial Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); One Room School Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); November 14, 1970 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Marshall (approx. ¼ mile away); We Are . . . Marshall (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Marshall University (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Carter Godwin Wilson (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
Also see . . . Marshall University Official History. “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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.