West Virginia Colored Children's Home
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 38° 24.639 W 082° 22.500
17S E 379952 N 4252274
Quick Description: West Virginia Colored Children's Home - Huntington, WV
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2007 6:26:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM19MN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 74

Long Description:
Rev. Charles McGhee chartered WV Normal Industrial School for Colored Orphans, 1899. Opened, Central City, 1900, moved to a 190-acre farm near Huntington & Guyandotte R. Served African-American orphans and indigent. Bought, 1911, operated as WV Colored Children's Home until 1956 and integration. Brick building dates to 1922; listed in National Reg., 1997.

Marker Title: West Virginia Colored Children's Home

Marker Location: 3300 block US 60, Huntington

County or Independent City: Cabell

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Celebration - West Virginia Division of Archives and History 2003

Marker Number: Not listed

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