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Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Marshall University

 
 
Marshall University Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 23, 2021
1. Marshall University Marker
Inscription.  Named for John Marshall, Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court, 1801–1835. Founded as Marshall Academy, 1837, and chartered as Marshall College, 1858. Established as a state-supported institution, 1867. Granted university status, 1961.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 38° 25.391′ N, 82° 25.907′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is on Hal Greer Boulevard (West Virginia Route 10) near 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. It on the lawn facing Hal Greer Boulevard in front of “Old Main” Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington WV 25701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Room School Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Marshall University (approx. 0.3 miles away); B&O Railroad Depot / Heritage Village (approx.
Marshall University and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 23, 2021
2. Marshall University and Marker
This is “Old Main” Hall with Drinko Library on the right.
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half a mile away); “Diamond Teeth” Mary McClain (approx. half a mile away); Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. half a mile away); John Hunt Oley (approx. half a mile away); Carter Godwin Woodson (approx. half a mile away); Lavinia Norman, Founder (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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