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Bethany in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Bethany / Bethany College

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
1. Bethany Marker
Inscription.  
Bethany
Here Scots-Irish Alexander Campbell founded a religious movement which he called the Disciples of Christ. In this place Amos Dolbear perfected parts of the telephone, and longtime Speaker of the House "Champ" Clark, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Lamar and benefactor Earl Oglebay studied. Here James A. Garfield was a Trustee and John F. Kennedy affirmed belief in separation of Church and state.

Bethany College
Oldest degree granting institution in West Virginia, the College was chartered in the Old Dominion in 1840, succeeding Buffalo Seminary established by Alexander Campbell in 1818. Remaining open through the Civil War, it was the only college operating in the new state in 1863. Women were admitted in 1877 and the school was among the earliest accredited colleges in the nation.
 
Erected 1995 by West Virginia, Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers
Bethany College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
2. Bethany College Marker
War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 40° 12.316′ N, 80° 33.937′ W. Marker is in Bethany, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 67) 0.2 miles east of West Virginia Route 88, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethany WV 26032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Renner Union - Bethany House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethany / Rice's Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delta Tau Delta Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethany Church of Christ (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexander Campbell (approx. one mile away); Thomas Campbell (approx. one mile away); Archibald McLean (approx. one mile away); Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bethany West Virginia. (Submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bethany College. (Submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Bethany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
3. Bethany Marker
 
Bethany College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
4. Bethany College Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Nov. 27, 2020