Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 43.724 W 080° 38.490
17S E 531590 N 4175778
A sign telling us some of the history of the school once located here.
Waymark Code: WMZ9TV
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/05/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College

Alderson Acade4my 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.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College

Marker Location: East of Monroe St.

County or Independent City: Alderson, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginai Department of Culture and History, 1979

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