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Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Longwood University

 
 
Longwood University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Longwood University Marker
Inscription. Longwood University is a state-supported institution developed from the privately owned Farmville Female Seminary that was incorporated in 1839. In 1884, it became a public institution when the Commonwealth acquired the property and renamed it the State Female Normal School at Farmville. It was the first state institution of higher learning for women in Virginia. Former Virginia superintendent of public instruction, William H. Ruffner, was its first president, serving from 1884 to 1887. The school has undergone a number of name changes and became Longwood College in 1949 and Longwood University in 2002. The university became coeducational in 1976.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I 15-a.)
 
Location. 37° 17.914′ N, 78° 23.645′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 15) and Redford Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longwood College (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church
Longwood University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Longwood University Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Beulah AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farmville Female Seminary Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William W. H. Thackston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Four Sororities Founded (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Veterans Monument (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .  Longwood University. University web site. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Longwood University Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
3. Longwood University Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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