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Northfork in McDowell County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elizabeth Simpson Drewry

 
 
Elizabeth Simpson Drewry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
1. Elizabeth Simpson Drewry Marker
Inscription. First black woman elected to West Virginia legislature, 1950; retied in 1964. Leading advocate for labor and education; in 1955 she sponsored bill to allow women to serve on juries. Born 22 September 1893, she began teaching in 1910. Drewry served on Northfork City Council, and was associate chair of McDowell County Democratic Executive Committee. She died on 24 September 1979.
 
Erected 2005 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 24.976′ N, 81° 26.176′ W. Marker is in Northfork, West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marker is on U.S. 52, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northfork WV 24868, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bramwell (approx. 8.8 miles away); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pocahontas Mine No. 1 (approx. 9 miles away in Virginia); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 9.2 miles away); Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away in Virginia); Pocahontas (approx. 9.2 miles away in Virginia); Abb’s Valley (approx. 9.2 miles away in Virginia).
 
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Marker along US 52 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
2. Marker along US 52
 Elizabeth Simpson Drewry. (Submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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