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Institute in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John W. Davis

 
 
John W. Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
1. John W. Davis Marker
Inscription.  President Davis' tenure, 1919-1953, brought sweeping and numerous changes, numerous honors, and unmatched distinction. He recruited an outstanding faculty, set high standards, added many activities, and had the name changed to West Virginia State College. The college was the first West Virginia public college and Negro Land Grant School to be fully accredited, and the first Negro college to obtain a ROTC program and to provide flight training.
 
Erected by West Virginia State University.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpaceEducationMilitary. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 38° 22.933′ N, 81° 45.888′ W. Marker is in Institute, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker can be reached from Fairlawn Avenue (West Virginia Route 25) 0.1 miles east of Barron Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5022 Fairlawn Ave, Dunbar WV 25064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
WVSU Display image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
2. WVSU Display
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Byrd Prillerman (here, next to this marker); J. McHenry Jones (here, next to this marker); John H. Hill (here, next to this marker); James Edwin Campbell (here, next to this marker); William J.L. Wallace (here, next to this marker); Harold M. McNeill (here, next to this marker); Thomas Winston Cole, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Hazo W. Carter, Jr. (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Institute.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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