Located on the Harrison Co side of the border with Doddridge Co in the town of Industrial (Really!!), this facility was originally a girls' counterpart to Pruntytown (see earlier post). Now, it houses boys and girls.
The WV Industrial Home for Youth is the state’s only maximum security correctional facility for juvenile offenders. It houses male offenders age 10-21 and female offenders age 12-21.
To read more about the WVIHY, please click here
Historical Marker located on Industrial Blvd, south of CR 50-28 on the west side of Salem just as you are leaving town.
View of the marker and Industrial Blvd. Out of respect for the posted rules, I did not photograph toward the facility to the left about 200-300 yards - located on the top of the hill. CR 50-28 is about 200 yards north from where I'm standing.
Since this is a Correctional Facility, no photographs are allowed, even from the roadside. There are several photos on their website, however. To view photos of the WVIHY, please click here.
Then, click on the photo link.