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Alderson in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College

 
 
Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
1. Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College Marker
Inscription. Alderson Academy opened September 18, 1901, a coeducational secondary school founded mainly through the efforts of Miss Emma C. Alderson. Closely associated with Greenbrier Baptist Church, after 1910 control was assumed by W. Va. Baptist Association. Designed as a home school it provided academic work in classics, sciences, and normal studies. Under Dr. M. F. Forbell the Academy grew in size and number and achieved Junior College status. After 31 years as the cultural light for large neglected areas of Greenbrier and Monroe Counties the school was moved to Philippi as part of the consolidated Alderson-Broaddus College.
 
Erected 1979 by Alumni Association
West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 37° 43.723′ N, 80° 38.489′ W. Marker is in Alderson, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on North Monroe Street north of Walnut Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alderson WV 24910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenbrier County / Monroe County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alderson's Ferry
Wide view of the Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
2. Wide view of the Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformatory for Women (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenbrier County / Summers County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Greenbrier (approx. 7.2 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 7.4 miles away); Big Bend Tunnel (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. e-WV | Alderson Broaddus University. Alderson Broaddus University has gone through some permutations during its long history, including several changes in name and location. The college has been in four different places and has had eight name changes in its existence. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. West Virginia Division of Culture and History: The Alderson Academy. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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