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Alderson in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Reformatory for Women

 
 
Reformatory for Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
1. Reformatory for Women Marker
Inscription.  The only Federal industrial institution for women is one mile west. Established by an act of Congress, June 7, 1924. Received first tenants, April 30, 1927. Formally opened Nov. 24, 1928. Stresses rehabilitation and industrial education.
 
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNotable BuildingsWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 37° 43.49′ N, 80° 39.031′ W. Marker is in Alderson, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Ave (West Virginia Route 3) and Greenbrier River Bridge (West Virginia Route 3), on the left when traveling west on Railroad Ave. The marker is located at the south end of Greenbrier River Bridge. 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alderson's Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenbrier County / Monroe County
Wide view of the Reformatory for Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
2. Wide view of the Reformatory for Women Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Alderson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenbrier County / Summers County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Greenbrier (approx. 6.7 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 7.9 miles away); Big Bend Tunnel (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. FPC Alderson. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The History of Alderson, West Virginia: Federal Reformatory for Women. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. e-WV | Alderson Federal Prison Camp. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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