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Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Randolph-Macon College

 
 
Old Randolph-Macon College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Old Randolph-Macon College Marker
Inscription. This is the original campus of Randolph-Macon College, the oldest Methodist-affiliated college still operating in the United States. Chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1830 and named for Congressmen John Randolph of Roanoke, Charlotte County, Virginia, and Nathaniel Macon, of Warren County, North Carolina, the college opened on 9 October 1832. Dabney Cosby, a builder employed by Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia, was a contractor. In 1868, largely due to economic difficulties caused by the Civil War, the college was moved to Ashland, where it continues in operation. The vacated buildings later housed a freedmen's school, as well as the Boydton Academic and Bible Institute, which operated until the mid-1930s.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UL 4.)
 
Location. 36° 39.766′ N, 78° 24.371′ W. Marker is in Boydton, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on Highway Fifty Eight (U.S. 58) 0.1 miles east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boydton VA 23917, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Revolutionary Soldier (here, next to this marker);
US Rt 58 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. US Rt 58 (facing west)
Taylor's Ferry (here, next to this marker); Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road (here, next to this marker); Boydton Academic and Bible Institute (a few steps from this marker); Mecklenburg County Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); Boydton (approx. one mile away); Boyd Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boydton Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boydton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Randolph-Macon College: The Boydton Years, 1832-1868. Boydton Campus Preservation Project (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Randolph-Macon College. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Boydton Campus Preservation Project image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. Boydton Campus Preservation Project
Original RMC campus on Jefferson Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
4. Original RMC campus on Jefferson Street
Old Randolph-Macon College Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
5. Old Randolph-Macon College Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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