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Hartshorn Memorial College

 
 
Hartshorn Memorial College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
1. Hartshorn Memorial College Marker
Inscription.
This stone
marks the site of
eight surrounding acres of
Hartshorn Memorial College.
Founded in 1883
as a Christian College
for Negro women
by Joseph C. Hartshorn,
of Rhode Island,
in memory of his wife,
Rachel Thurber.

Lyman Beecher Tefft, A.M., D.D.
first president of the college
1883-1912
united in 1931 with
Virginia Union University.

This memorial marker is given
by the Alumnae Association and friends.

 
Erected by Alumnae Association.
 
Location. 37° 33.435′ N, 77° 27.209′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Lombardy Street and West Leigh Street, on the left when traveling north on North Lombardy Street. Click for map. This marker is located in front of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maggie Lena Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Union University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Richmond College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart
Hartshorn Memorial College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
2. Hartshorn Memorial College Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Virginia Union University (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (approx. half a mile away); Richmond Howitzers Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Union University History. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Virginia Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
3. Virginia Historic Landmark
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
4. Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,148 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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