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Arthurdale in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Community Center

 
 
The Community Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, March 26, 2021
1. The Community Center Marker
Inscription.  These buildings marked the heart of the Arthurdale community. Centered around an 1856 abandoned church originally standing between Reedsville and Masontown, the main white building in front of you served as a meeting place with added arms which included the craft shop, barber shop, and post office. The complex also included a general store, tearoom, weaving room, furniture factory, forge, and administrative offices.
 
Erected 2014 by West Virginia University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 29.696′ N, 79° 48.946′ W. Marker is in Arthurdale, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on Q Road just south of A Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located at the front left of the Arthurdale Historic District Visitor's Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Q Rd, Arthurdale WV 26520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Hall (a few steps from this marker); Community At Arthurdale (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Houses
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthurdale (within shouting distance of this marker); Service Station (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arthurdale.
 
The Community Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, March 26, 2021
2. The Community Center Marker
The Community Center Building (now the Visitor's Center for the Historic Arthurdale District) is in the background.
The Community Center Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, March 26, 2021
3. The Community Center Main Entrance
Information Plaque is shown at the right of the double doors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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