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Dayton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music

1875–1960

 

—Dayton, Virginia —

 
Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2008
1. Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music Marker
Inscription. This plaque designates the former location of Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and is dedicated in honor of the community that served the many students, faculty, and staff who passed through its halls. The new campus and institution, called Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, is now located in Winchester, Virginia, and is committed to the continuation of the traditions of the former Dayton institutions.
 
Erected 1983 by Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, Winchester, Virginia, James A Davis, President; Forrest S. Racey, President Emeritus and James R. Wilkins, Chairman–Board of Trustees.
 
Location. 38° 25.056′ N, 78° 56.307′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on College Street north of Mill Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton VA 22821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Harrison (about 800 feet away); First Church in Rockingham County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Bowman Mill at Silver Lake
Former Administration Building, Built 1918 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2008
2. Former Administration Building, Built 1918
Marker is on the leftmost gatepost.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Dayton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Death of Lt. Meigs (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Death of Lt. Meigs (approx. one mile away); Site Where Lt. John Rodgers Meigs Was Killed (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .  Shenandoah University History. “Shenandoah University was founded in 1875, in Dayton, Virginia, as Shenandoah Seminary by Dr. Abraham Paul Funkhouser and Professor Jay Newton Fries. The name of the institution and the valley where it was situated derived from the Indian legend of Zynodoa, a brave whose life of strength and courage and his appreciation of beauty resulted in having a river and a valley named for him.” (Submitted on September 23, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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