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Virginia University of Lynchburg

 
 
Virginia University of Lynchburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Virginia University of Lynchburg Marker
Inscription. In 1886 the Virginia Baptist State Convention founded the Lynchburg Baptist Seminary as an institution of “self-reliance,” “racial pride,” and “faith”. It first offered classes in 1890 as the renamed Virginia Seminary. Under the direction of Gregory Willis Hayes, the second president of the college who served from 1891 to 1906, the school became a pioneer in the field of African American education. In 1900 the school was reincorporated as the Virginia Theological Seminary and College and in 1962 became the Virginia Seminary and College. The college was renamed and incorporated as Virginia University of Lynchburg in 1996. Among its graduates was the poet Anne Spencer.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 6-15.)
 
Location. 37° 23.696′ N, 79° 9.091′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Dewitt Street and Garfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Dewitt Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2058 Garfield Ave, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Professor Frank Trigg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court
Virginia University of Lynchburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Virginia University of Lynchburg Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Anne Spencer House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); C.W. Seay (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia University of Lynchburg. (Submitted on May 26, 2014.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Virginia University of Lynchburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
3. Virginia University of Lynchburg Marker
Gregory Willis Hayes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
4. Gregory Willis Hayes Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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