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West Virginia State University

 
 
West Virginia State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2015
1. West Virginia State University Marker
Inscription. First public black college in state founded in 1891 as West Virginia Colored Institute. In 1927 was first fully accredited black land-grant college in US. In 1915, became West Virginia Collegiate Institute; in 1929, West Virginia State College. Integrated, 1954. Named West Virginia State University, 2004.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in front of Wallace Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5000 Fairlawn Avenue, Institute WV 25112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian 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); Washington's Land (approx. 3.3 miles away); George Washington (approx. 3.4 miles away); Indian Mound (approx. 3.8 miles away); St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
West Virginia State University Marker (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2015
2. West Virginia State University Marker (facing east)
 West Virginia State University - History and Traditions. (Submitted on March 13, 2015.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
West Virginia State University entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2015
3. West Virginia State University entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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