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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Women's Centenary

1891 - 1991

— Excellence through Equity —

 
 
Women's Centenary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 24, 2019
1. Women's Centenary Marker
Inscription.  
For the first 22 years, West Virginia University was an all-male institution.

In 1889, 10 brave women enrolled as degree candidates.

In 1891, one of these women, Hariet Eliza Lyon, graduated first in her class.

One-hundred years later, WVU honored this historic occasion.
 
Erected 1991 by West Virginia University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 39° 38.158′ N, 79° 57.306′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker can be reached from University Avenue north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodburn Hall (a few steps from this marker); Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (within shouting distance of this marker); Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodburn Circle (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Chitwood Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Hick House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountaineer Field (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Women's Centenary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 24, 2019
2. Women's Centenary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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