World War I Memorial

World War I Memorial (HMIY)

Location: Welch, WV 24801 McDowell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.501', W 81° 30.374'

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This structure, dedicated on February 11, 1928, was first building in U.S. built to honor African Americans for their military service during World War I. This Classical-style building, designed by Welch architect Hassel T. Hicks, was erected with county funds. For many years it was central meeting place for extended African-American community. It was listed on the National Register April 1993.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWest Virginia Division of Archives and History
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3 out of 10 (6 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 455209 N 4142142
Decimal Degrees37.42501667, -81.50623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.501', W 81° 30.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 30.06" N, 81° 30' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 One Way St, Welch WV 24801, US
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It was informative but I it was too short. Thanks

Feb 26, 2015 at 7:07pm PST by loretta

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