Webster in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Ann Reeves Jarvis
Born in 1832, in 1858 she organized Mothers' Day Work Clubs in Taylor County to improve sanitation and public health. After the Civil War began, Jarvis united women on both sides of the conflict to care for the sick and wounded. Postwar, she started Mothers Friendship Day to encourage peace between former foes. Jarvis, the inspiration for Mother's Day, died May 9. 1905.
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1905.
Location. 39° 17.62′ N, 80° 2.649′ W. Marker is in Webster, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Webster Pike (Route 119) and Anna Jarvis Lane, on the right when traveling north on Webster Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anna Jarvis' Birthplace (here, next to this marker); Webster Tygart Dam (approx. 1˝ miles away); The American Chestnut (approx. 1˝ miles away); John Simpson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Grafton National Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 3 miles away).
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