Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
1891 - 1991
— Excellence through Equity —
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: Education • Women.
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 of this marker); Chitwood HallMartin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Orville Eberly Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooks Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
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 49 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.