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Lawrenceville in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Paul's College

 
 
Saint Paul's College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
1. Saint Paul's College Marker
Inscription. Saint Paul's College was established in 1883 by the Venerable James Solomon Russell (1857-1935) as an Episcopal mission school to serve the black community of Southside Virginia. Born into slavery in Mecklenburg County, Russell was educated at Hampton Institute and trained for the clergy at Bishop Payne Divinity School in Petersburg. His school was chartered in 1888 and incorporated as Saint Paul's Normal and Industrial School in 1890. Classes were held in the three-room Saul Building on the campus. The charter was amended in 1941, changing the school to a four-year, degree-granting college. Its name was changed to Saint Paul's College in 1957.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SN 63.)
 
Location. 36° 45.593′ N, 77° 51.092′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Windsor Avenue (Virginia Route 46) and College Drive, on the left when traveling south on Windsor Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceville VA 23868, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Saint Paul's College (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brunswick County Confederate Monument
Windsor Ave & College Dr (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
2. Windsor Ave & College Dr (facing south).
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. John Jones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brunswick County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Christanna (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hospital and School of the Good Shepherd (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Colonial Dames of America Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Fort Christanna (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lawrenceville.
 
Also see . . .  Saint Paul's College. (Submitted on June 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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