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Dayton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music

1875–1960

 

— Dayton, Virginia —

 
Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2008
1. Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music Marker
Inscription.  This plaque designates the former location of Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and is dedicated in honor of the community that served the many students, faculty, and staff who passed through its halls. The new campus and institution, called Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, is now located in Winchester, Virginia, and is committed to the continuation of the traditions of the former Dayton institutions.
 
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 line); Fort Harrison
Former Administration Building, Built 1918 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 23, 2008
2. Former Administration Building, Built 1918
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(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); Origins of Shenandoah University (approx. 0.7 miles away); Death of Lt. Meigs (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named 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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,460 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on February 1, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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