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

Potomac State College

Potomac State College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Nelson, September 19, 2010
1. Potomac State College Marker
Inscription.  Chartered, Feb. 15, 1901, as Keyser Preparatory Branch of West Virginia University. Became Potomac State School, 1921; Potomac State School of West Virginia University, 1935; Potomac State (junior) College, West Virginia University, 1953.
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
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 date for this entry is February 15, 1849.
Location. 39° 26.22′ N, 78° 58.879′ W. Marker is in Keyser, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is at the intersection of South Mineral Street (U.S. 220) and State Street, on the right when traveling south on South Mineral Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keyser WV 26726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Fuller / Capture of New Creek (a few steps from this marker); Fort Fuller (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fuller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Piano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial
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(approx. Ό mile away); Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away); Tannery and Shoe Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taylor Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keyser.
Also see . . .  Poromac State College website. (Submitted on October 17, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 19, 2022