Institute in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia State University
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
Location. 38° 23.009′ N, 81° 45.897′ W. Marker is in Institute, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairlawn Avenue (West Virginia Route 25) and Marina Street, on the right when traveling east on Fairlawn Avenue. Located in front of Wallace Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5000 Fairlawn Avenue, Institute WV 25112, 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 fliesIndian Mound / Mounds-Earthworks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 2 miles away); Bangor Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birkett Davenport Fry (approx. 2˝ miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 3.3 miles away); George Washington (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ordnance Plant (approx. 3˝ miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced a previous marker titled “West Virginia State College” at this location with this text: “ Founded as West Virginia Colored Institute in 1891, renamed West Virginia Collegiate Institute in 1915 and West Virginia State College in 1929. Voluntarily desegregated in 1954. First state public four-year college and U. S. black land-grant college to be fully accredited.”
Also see . . . West Virginia State University - History and Traditions. (Submitted on March 13, 2015.)
Additional keywords. West Virginia State College
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 6. submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.