Bethany in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Renner Union - Bethany House
R. Richard Renner, M.D. '17
Jennie Steindorf Renner '22
A major grant from the Renner Foundation, which was matched by alumni gifts, made possible, in 1970, the complete remodeling of Bethany House built in 1948. Henry Clay and James A. Garfield were among the notable guest at the first Bethany House which stood on this site from 1842 to 1932. Champ Clar, famous speaker of the House of Representatives waited on tables here while attending college.
A home away from home - a unifying force in campus life.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1970.
Location. 40° 12.326′ N, 80° 33.47′ W. Marker is in Bethany, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of College Street and Main Street (West Virginia Route 67). Located at the east entrance to the Bethany House, from College Avenue. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethany / Rice's Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Delta Tau Delta BirthplaceBethany Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethany / Bethany College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alexander Campbell (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Campbell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Archibald McLean (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethany.
Also see . . . Bethany College. (Submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on December 27, 2014.