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Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fairmont State College

 
 
Fairmont State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 1, 2021
1. Fairmont State College Marker
Inscription.  Founded through private enterprise in 1865. Established as a state institution in 1867 and known as Fairmont State Normal School. Became Fairmont State Teachers College, 1931. Name Fairmont State College was adopted in 1943.
 
Erected 1990 by West Virginia Department of Culture 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. 39° 28.922′ N, 80° 9.644′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Locust Avenue (U.S. 19) 0.2 miles west of Bryant Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Locust Avenue, Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 200 Sycamores (a few steps from this marker); First Father’s Day Service (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender
Fairmont State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 1, 2021
2. Fairmont State College Marker
Looking north on Locust Avenue (Route 19).
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Pepperoni Roll (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Original Dunbar School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boaz Fleming (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
Fairmont State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 1, 2021
3. Fairmont State College Marker
Hardway Hall on the Campus of Fairmont State University is up the hill in the background.
This plaque is embedded in the ground nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 1, 2021
4. This plaque is embedded in the ground nearby.
“200 sycamores dedicated to the George Washington Bicentennial, Feb. 22, 1932. In memory of Citizens of Fairmont.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   4. submitted on May 2, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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