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Salem in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Industrial Home for Girls

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 31, 2021
1. Industrial Home for Girls Marker
Inscription.  The West Virginia Industrial Home for Girls was established by act of the Legislature, February 18, 1897, for the rehabilitation of girls who need assistance in becoming useful citizens of the State. It was formally opened May 5, 1899.
 
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLaw Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is February 18, 1897.
 
Location. 39° 16.867′ N, 80° 34.551′ W. Marker is in Salem, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on Moore Street 0.1 miles south of West Main Street (Local Route 50/28), on the right when traveling south. It is between West Main Street and Industrial Boulevard. Industrial Boulevard is signed Long Run Road (County Route 38) because the roadway turns into Long Run Road as soon as it leaves the city limits. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Industrial Blvd, Salem WV 26426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Fork Pilot Watershed (approx. 0.7 miles away); Melvin Mayfield (approx. 0.7 miles away); Salem
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By J. J. Prats, May 31, 2021
2. Industrial Home for Girls Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Salem at the Turn of the Century (approx. 0.9 miles away); Salem Depot (approx. one mile away); Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Greenbrier Church & Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Center Point Covered Bridge (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 31, 2021
3. Former Industrial Home for Girls
This view is from Long Run Road. The facility is now the Salem Correctional Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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