“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

West Virginia Penitentiary

West Virginia Penitentiary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2022
1. West Virginia Penitentiary Marker
Inscription.  Home of the Mock Prison Riot established 1997
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceNotable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1997.
Location. 39° 55.065′ N, 80° 44.583′ W. Marker is in Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 8th St, Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grave Creek Mound (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let It Be (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named West Virginia Penitentiary (about 700 feet away); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (about 700 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (about 700 feet away); Civil War Cannons (about 800 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 25, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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May. 28, 2023