Alderson in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College
Alderson Academy opened September 18, 1901, a coeducational secondary school founded mainly through the efforts of Miss Emma C. Alderson. Closely associated with Greenbrier Baptist Church, after 1910 control was assumed by W. Va. Baptist Association. Designed as a home school it provided academic work in classics, sciences, and normal studies. Under Dr. M. F. Forbell the Academy grew in size and number and achieved Junior College status. After 31 years as the cultural light for large neglected areas of Greenbrier and Monroe Counties the school was moved to Philippi as part of the consolidated Alderson-Broaddus College.
Erected 1979 by Alumni Association
West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 18, 1835.
Location. 37° 43.723′ N, 80° 38.489′ W. Marker is in Alderson, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alderson WV 24910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alderson Memorial Bridge History (approx. Ό mile away); Greenbrier County / Monroe County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alderson's Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformatory for Women (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenbrier County / Summers County (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Pavilion (approx. 6.9 miles away); Blue Sulphur Springs, WV (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alderson.
Regarding Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College. The actual build ruins are some distance away to the northeast near Alta drive.
Also see . . .
1. Alderson Academy. Abandoned website entry (Submitted on January 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Alderson Broaddus University. West Virginia Encyclopedia website entry:
Alderson Broaddus University has gone through some permutations during its long history, including several changes in name and location. The college has been in four different places and has had eight name changes in its existence. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 2. submitted on January 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.