McAlpin in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Site of Mark Twain High School
Erected 1995 by Mark Twain High School Alumni Association and West Virginia 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.
Location. 37° 41.456′ N, 81° 16.836′ W. Marker is in McAlpin, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is on McAlpin Road (County Route 30) 2.4 miles south of Tams Highway (West Main Street) in Sophia (West Virginia Route 16), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sophia WV 25921, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as Byrd Prillerman High School (approx. 6˝ miles away); Raleigh County / Wyoming County (approx. 6.9 miles away); Beckley (approx. 7.8 miles away); Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion (approx. 7.8 miles away); Eccles Mine Explosions (approx. 7.8 miles away); Raleigh County (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Attar Center (approx. 7.8 miles away); Civil War Site (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Robert C. Byrd. Excerpt:
Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd previously served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959. He is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history. In addition, he was, at the time of his death, the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress ... Byrd was the last remaining member of the U.S. Senate to have served during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, and the last remaining member of Congress to have served during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Byrd is also the only West Virginian to have served in both chambers of the state legislature and both chambers of Congress.(Submitted on August 22, 2019.)
When he was ten months old, his mother died in the 1918 flu
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