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

West Virginia Colored Children's Home

 
 
West Virginia Colored Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
1. West Virginia Colored Children's Home Marker
Inscription.  Rev. Charles McGee chartered WV Normal Industrial School for Colored Orphans, 1899. Opened, Central City, 1900, moved to 190-acre farm near Huntington & Guyandotte R. Served African-American orphans and indigent. Bought, 1911, operated until 1956 and integration. Brick building dates to 1922; listed in National Reg., 1997.
 
Erected 2003 by WV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Divistion of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 24.648′ N, 82° 22.5′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is on Midland Trail (US 60). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raid on Guyandotte / Burning of Guyandotte (approx. 1˝ miles away); Guyandotte (approx. 1˝ miles away); John S. Witcher (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of Guyandotte
West Virginia Colored Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
2. West Virginia Colored Children's Home Marker
(approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Guyandotte (approx. 1˝ miles away); Madie Carroll House (approx. 1˝ miles away); First Cabell County Court House (approx. 1˝ miles away); War Between the States Generals / Spring Hill Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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