Bethany / Bethany College

Bethany / Bethany College (HM1IIT)

Location: Bethany, WV 26032 Brooke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.316', W 80° 33.937'

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Here Scots-Irish Alexander Campbell founded a religious movement which he called the Disciples of Christ. In this place Amos Dolbear perfected parts of the telephone, and longtime Speaker of the House "Champ" Clark, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Lamar and benefactor Earl Oglebay studied. Here James A. Garfield was a Trustee and John F. Kennedy affirmed belief in separation of Church and state.
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Bethany College
Oldest degree granting institution in West Virginia, the College was chartered in the Old Dominion in 1840, succeeding Buffalo Seminary established by Alexander Campbell in 1818. Remaining open through the Civil War, it was the only college operating in the new state in 1863. Women were admitted in 1877 and the school was among the earliest accredited colleges in the nation.
Year Placed1995
Placed ByWest Virginia, Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 536967 N 4450630
Decimal Degrees40.20526667, -80.56561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.316', W 80° 33.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 18.96" N, 80° 33' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near WV-67, Bethany WV 26032, US
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