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James Madison University

 
 
James Madison University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2010
1. James Madison University Marker
Inscription. The university was founded in 1908, through the efforts of state senator George B. Keezell, of Rockingham County, as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. In 1924 it became the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, before it was renamed Madison College in 1938 to honor James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and fourth president of the United States. The school admitted men to regular school sessions in 1946 and became fully coeducational in 1966. In 1977 the college was renamed James Madison University and has become a nationally recognized comprehensive public institution.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A 103.)
 
Location. 38° 26.407′ N, 78° 52.523′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles north of Bluestone Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockingham County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Turner Ashby of Fauquier (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where Ashby Fell
JMU Forbes Center for Performing Arts on S Main St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2010
2. JMU Forbes Center for Performing Arts on S Main St
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate General Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Warren-Sipe House (approx. half a mile away); Hardesty-Higgins House (approx. 0.6 miles away); McNeill’s Rangers (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named James Madison University (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisonburg.
 
Also see . . .  James Madison University. (Submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
James Madison University image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2010
3. James Madison University
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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