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Salem, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roanoke College

 
 
Roanoke College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
1. Roanoke College Marker
Inscription. At Salem is a liberal arts institution for men and women. Founded in Augusta County in 1842 as Virginia Institute, it was chartered in 1845 as Virginia Collegiate Institute; moved to Salem in 1847; chartered as Roanoke College in 1853, and was in operation throughout 1861-65. The students formed a company in the Confederate Army, Virginia Reserves, September 1, 1864.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number I-11-b.)
 
Location. 37° 17.548′ N, 80° 5.916′ W. Marker is in Salem, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Wildwood Road and Horner Lane, on the right when traveling east on Wildwood Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem VA 24153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Salem Inns (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); 9-11-2001 Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonial Mansion Site (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort Lewis (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roanoke County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); World War 1917 - 1919 Memorial
Roanoke College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
2. Roanoke College Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); East Hill Cemetery North (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sgt. James Walton (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located near Exit 137 off Interstate 81. Roanoke College is actually more accessible from Exit 140.
 
Also see . . .  Roanoke College web site. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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