Ashland in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-10a.)
Location. 37° 45.539′ N, 77° 28.869′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of England Street (Virginia Route 54) and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling west on England Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad Company Sees Potential For A Town Among The Slash Pines (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashland Downtown Business Growth Fuels Ashland Expansion (about 300 feet away); Town Of Ashland Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ashland (approx. half a mile away); Henry at Hanover Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ashland.
Also see . . . History of the College. “The college was moved to Ashland, Virginia, in 1868 after the railroads to Boydton were destroyed during the Civil War. The move to Ashland challenged the college's spirit and stimulated new growth. The students themselves raised most of the funds for the first major building constructed on the new campus — Washington and Franklin Hall, a national historic landmark that was completely renovated in 1987. In this century, Randolph-Maconís campus has grown to more than 60 major buildings on 105 acres.” (Submitted on June 7, 2008.)
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