Dayton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music
— Dayton, Virginia —
Erected 1983 by Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, Winchester, Virginia, James A Davis, President; Forrest S. Racey, President Emeritus and James R. Wilkins, Chairman–Board of Trustees.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 38° 25.056′ N, 78° 56.307′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on College Street north of Mill Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton VA 22821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct Fort Harrison (about 800 feet away); First Church in Rockingham County (approx. ¼ mile away); Daniel Bowman Mill at Silver Lake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dayton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Silver Lake Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Origins of Shenandoah University (approx. 0.7 miles away); Death of Lt. Meigs (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Also see . . . Shenandoah University History. “Shenandoah University was founded in 1875, in Dayton, Virginia, as Shenandoah Seminary by Dr. Abraham Paul Funkhouser and Professor Jay Newton Fries. The name of the institution and the valley where it was situated derived from the Indian legend of Zynodoa, a brave whose life of strength and courage and his appreciation of beauty resulted in having a river and a valley named for him.” (Submitted on September 23, 2008.)
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