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Near Dillwyn in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Female Collegiate Institute

 
 
Female Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
1. Female Collegiate Institute Marker
Inscription. Two miles east is the site of the first college for women in Virginia, the Female Collegiate Institute. Opened in 1837, it failed in 1843. Reopened in 1848, it survived until 1863. The school building has been destroyed but the "President's Cottage" still stands.
 
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number F 54.)
 
Location. 37° 35.412′ N, 78° 24.176′ W. Marker is near Dillwyn, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Gravel Hill Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dillwyn VA 23936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Buckingham Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Buckingham Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gold Mines (approx. 4.7 miles away); Buckingham Training School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Carter G. Woodson (approx. 5.3 miles away); Robert Bolling (approx. 6.2 miles away); Buckingham County / Cumberland County (approx. 7.3 miles away); After Appomattox (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dillwyn.
 
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Female Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
2. Female Collegiate Institute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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