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

World War I Memorial

 
 
World War I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
1. World War I Memorial Marker
Inscription. This structure, dedicated on February 11, 1928, was first building in U.S. built to honor African Americans for their military service during World War I. This Classical-style building, designed by Welch architect Hassel T. Hicks, was erected with county funds. For many years it was central meeting place for extended African-American community. It was listed on the National Register April 1993.
 
Erected 2003 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 25.501′ N, 81° 30.374′ W. Marker is in Kimball, 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: Kimball WV 24853, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Simpson Drewry (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pocahontas Mine No. 1 (approx. 12 miles away in Virginia); Bramwell (approx. 12.1 miles away); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. 12.1 miles away); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 12.3 miles away); Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. 12.3 miles away in Virginia); Pocahontas (approx. 12.3 miles away in Virginia); Abb’s Valley (approx. 12.3 miles away in Virginia).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansNotable BuildingsWar, World I
 
Marker along US 52 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
2. Marker along US 52
World War I Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
3. World War I Memorial Building
 
 
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 1,147 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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