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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Averett University

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Averett University Marker
Inscription.  The Virginia General Assembly chartered Union Female College, forerunner of Averett University, in 1859. Supported by the Concord, Dan River, and Roanoke Baptist Associations, the school offered preparatory and collegiate instruction to young women. Classes were held in downtown Danville until 1911, when Main Hall, a Neo-Classical Revival style building, opened here on a new 15-acre campus. At the request of alumnae, the school was renamed in 1917 for the Averett family, eight of whose members served as trustees, presidents, principals, and professors. Averett later became a coeducational, four-year university combining the liberal arts and sciences with professional programs.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-43.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 36° 34.631′ N, 79° 24.758′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is on West Main Street (Virginia Route
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Averett University Marker
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293) just south of Woodland Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 W Main St, Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The A.J. Montague House (approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew Jackson Montague (approx. ¼ mile away); Frederick Delius (approx. half a mile away); Stratford College (approx. half a mile away); The Langhorne House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lady Astor Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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