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Fork Union in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fork Union Military Academy

 
 
Fork Union Military Academy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
1. Fork Union Military Academy Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1898 by Dr. William E. Hatcher with the assistance of Charles G. Snead, Fork Union Academy established military training as part of the curriculum in 1902. It served as a coeducational school until 1909, when the trustees transformed it into an all-male academy. In 1913, it was renamed Fork Union Military Academy and became affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. From 1919 to 1965, the Academy operated a Junior Reserve Officer Training Candidate program. The Cadet Corps, consisting of an upper and middle school, occupies buildings on 307 acres.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-48a.)
 
Location. 37° 45.717′ N, 78° 15.75′ W. Marker is in Fork Union, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) just south of West River Road (Virginia Route 6), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fork Union VA 23055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Seay (within shouting distance of this marker); Fork Union Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fork Union Academy
Fork Union Military Academy Veterans Memorial and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
2. Fork Union Military Academy Veterans Memorial and Marker
(about 600 feet away); Fluvanna County World War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Point of Fork (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Jasper (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bremo (approx. 3.8 miles away); Buckingham County / Fluvanna County (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fork Union.
 
Also see . . .  Videos About FUMA History. A number of short promotional films from the 1940s. (Submitted on April 26, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. FUMA
 
Categories. EducationMilitary
 
J. Caldwel Wicker Science Building Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
3. J. Caldwel Wicker Science Building
Cadets Marching Back and Forth on a Sunday Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
4. Cadets Marching Back and Forth on a Sunday
Memorial Hall Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
5. Memorial Hall
World War I Field Gun Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
6. World War I Field Gun
“Dedicated to all the soldiers of WWI. Presented to Fork Union Military Academy by American Legion Post 140, Hunter G. Bransford, Commander. 1937.”
World War I Field Gun Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
7. World War I Field Gun
A plaque on the floor reads “In Deep Appreciation to Walter H. Reiser, Jr. 52, for his outstanding devotion and exceptional generosity in painstakingly restoring this World War I Field Gun. October 17, 1998.”
Fork Union Military Academy War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
8. Fork Union Military Academy War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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