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Athens in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Concord University

 
 
Concord University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. Concord University Marker
Inscription.  Chartered as Concord State Normal School, February 28, 1872. Relocated in 1910 to present campus. In 1931 name changed to Concord State Teachers College, in 1943 to Concord College and in 2004 to Concord University.
 
Erected 2004 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is February 28, 1872.
 
Location. 37° 25.375′ N, 81° 0.448′ W. Marker is in Athens, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Beckett Ridge Road and Vermillion Street, on the right when traveling east on Beckett Ridge Road. Located at the Vermillion Street entrance to the university. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens WV 24712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. J.H. French (a few steps from this marker); William French Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia / West Virginia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); In Memory of Cornelius H. Charlton (approx. 5˝ miles away); Mercer County / Summers County
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(approx. 5.9 miles away); Neely "Plantation" (approx. 6.3 miles away); McNutt House (approx. 6˝ miles away); To The Memory of Gen. Hugh Mercer (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .  Concord University. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Concord University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. Concord University Marker
Concord University Administration Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
3. Concord University Administration Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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