Fort Defiance in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Augusta Military Academy
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-100.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Military. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 38° 14.175′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1640 Lee Hwy, Fort Defiance VA 24437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarles Walk (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); This 1886 Bell (about 600 feet away); Augusta Military Academy Museum (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Augusta Military Academy (about 700 feet away); Dwight D. Eisenhower Visits Augusta Military Academy (about 700 feet away); The Rev. John Craig (about 700 feet away); Augusta Stone Church (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Defiance.
Also see . . . The History of Augusta Military Academy. (Submitted on September 28, 2008.)
I was very surprised to see again photos of the academy. After all these years it brings me back memories of the time I spent there, when I was 15 years old in the course of year 1960. Thank you for the memories.
—Benjamin Flores, Class of
— Submitted May 31, 2010, by Benjamin Flores of Miami,florida.
Although at the time, military discipline was harsh and strict, it helped mold my character and if not for the Viet Nam War, I would have chosen to make my career within the U.S. Armed Forces.
From my arrival at AMA's campus on September 1959 through June 1962, my experience was absolute for I met many people of whom I have nice memories. I'm sorry it was closed down because it was a good school.
I went back for a visit, ignoring it had closed down but will visit on my next trip to the East Coast.
— Submitted July 31, 2011, by Julio F.Diaz Milian of Merliot Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,429 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.