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Owenton in King and Queen County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Donald Robertsonís School

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 13, 2020
1. Donald Robertsonís School Marker
Inscription.  Donald Robertson (1717-1783), born and educated in Scotland, established a private boarding school on his farm two miles southwest of here by 1758. Among his students were James Madison, fourth president of the United States and "Father of the Constitution," and Brig. Gen. George Rogers Clark, militia commander in the Old Northwest during the Revolutionary War. Madison attended the school between the ages of 11 and 16 and later described Robertson as "a man of extensive learning, and a distinguished Teacher." Instructing both boys and girls, Robertson provided a classical education influenced by the Scottish Enlightenment. He operated his highly respected school for at least 15 years.
 
Erected 2018 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OB 19.)
 
Location. 37° 53.001′ N, 77° 6.038′ W. Marker is in Owenton, Virginia, in King and Queen County. Marker is at the intersection of Newtown Road (Virginia Route 721) and Sorghum Road (Virginia Route 660), on the right when traveling north on Newtown Road. Touch for map
Donald Robertsonís School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 13, 2020
2. Donald Robertsonís School Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Stephens Church VA 23148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newtown (approx. 2.6 miles away); Park Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Clark Home (approx. 6.1 miles away); Apple Tree Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cavalry Raids (approx. 7 miles away); Montville (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mount Pleasant (approx. 8.1 miles away); King and Queen County / Essex County (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2020. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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