Webster in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Anna Jarvisí Birthplace
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 39° 17.619′ N, 80° 2.648′ W. Marker is in Webster, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on U.S. 250, on the left when traveling south. The roadway through Webster is also shared with US. 119. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster (a few steps from this marker); John Simpson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Industrial School for Boys (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Taylor County Jail Pruntytown (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Barton Payne (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grafton (approx. 3Ĺ miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 3Ĺ miles away).
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Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Anna Jarvis. “On May 10, 1908, three years after her motherís death, Jarvis held a memorial ceremony to honor her mother and all mothers at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, today the International Motherís Day Shrine, in Grafton, West Virginia, marking the first official observance of Motherís Day. The International Motherís Day Shrine has been a designated National Historic Landmark since October 5, 1992. Although Jarvis did not attend this service, she sent a telegram that described the significance of the day as well as five hundred white carnations for all who attended the service. As she spoke in Philadelphia at the Wanamakerís Store Auditorium, she moved her audience with the power of her speech.” (Submitted on June 29, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.