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West Virginia Penitentiary
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 39° 54.985 W 080° 44.954
17S E 521431 N 4418510
Quick Description: A prison for men and women convicted of felonies
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 3:39:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM2N7N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 49

Long Description:
Established, 1866. A prison for men and women convicted of felonies until prison for women was established at Pence Springs, 1947. Capital criminals were hanged here, 1889-1950. Electric chair used until death penalty was abolished, 1965.
Marker Title: West Virginia Penitentiary

Marker Location: 900 block of Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville

County or Independent City: Marshall

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission 1988

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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