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Flemington in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia College

 
 
West Virginia College Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. West Virginia College Marker
Inscription.  Opened on this site in 1865 by Free Will Baptists led by local resident the Reverend F. J. Cather. Chartered by the legislature June 26, 1868. Reverend A.D. Williams became the first president and served until 1870 when he resigned to become Superintendent of Free Schools in West Virginia. It functioned into the 1890’s when reduced enrollments forced its closing. Building served Flemington High School until razed in 1950’s.
 
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 16.028′ N, 80° 7.152′ W. Marker is in Flemington, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Simpson Road (County Route 13) just west of Local Route 13/21, on the right when traveling east. It is at Flemington Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flemington WV 26347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the
West Virginia College Marker and Flemington Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. West Virginia College Marker and Flemington Elementary School
crow flies. Flemington (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Simpson (approx. 1.7 miles away); Barbour County / Taylor County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Webster (approx. 4.4 miles away); Anna Jarvis' Birthplace (approx. 4.4 miles away); Industrial School for Boys (approx. 5.1 miles away); First Taylor County Jail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pruntytown (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Photographs of West Virginia Schools, Taylor County. This page contains a few photographs of West Virginia University and of Flemington High School. (Submitted on June 29, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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Sep. 18, 2020