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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Proposed First University in English America

 
 
Proposed First University in English America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Proposed First University in English America Marker
Inscription. A "University and College" was authorized by the Virginia Company charter of 1618 at Henrico Town but never opened. Some 10,000 acres on the James River upstream from the new town were to provide agricultural income for the school. The college's mission was to Christianize Indian children and train them in "true Religion moral virtue and Civility." The Anglo-Powhatan War that began in 1622, the revocation of the Virginia Company's charter in 1624, and the lack of royal support for the project delayed the plans for Virginia's first college until 1693 when the College of William and Mary was established.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-30.)
 
Location. 37° 26.051′ N, 77° 19.729′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Farmers Circle Drive, on the right when traveling west on New Market Road. Click for map. Located with markers Action at Osborne's (V-48), Varina (V-33), Henrico Town (V-29), and Pocahontas (V-28). Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Action at Osborne's (here, next to this marker); Varina
Proposed First University in English America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Proposed First University in English America Marker
Shown with markers Action at Osborne's (V-48), Varina (V-33), Henrico Town (V-9) and Pocahontas (V-8).
(here, next to this marker); Henrico Town (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas (here, next to this marker); George Thorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); New Market Heights (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henrico History (about 400 feet away); Battle of New Market Heights (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationNotable EventsWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 790 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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