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

Omicron Delta Kappa

 
 
Omicron Delta Kappa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Omicron Delta Kappa Marker
Inscription.  Fifteen students and faculty members at nearby Washington and Lee University founded Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, on 3 Dec. 1914. The society brought together students who had attained prominence in diverse facets of campus life, encouraged collaboration among students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and promoted ideals of scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship. Circles (chapters) were later established on more than 400 college campuses in the United States. In 2010, Omicron Delta Kappa relocated its national headquarters from Lexington, Kentucky, to this historic railroad station.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-33.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is December 3, 1914.
 
Location. 37° 47.144′ N, 79° 26.885′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on Mclaughlin Street 0.1 miles east of Glasgow Street when traveling east.
Omicron Delta Kappa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
2. Omicron Delta Kappa Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Mclaughlin St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Lexington Train Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Kappa Alpha Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alben W. Barkley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Matthew F. Maury (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Chavis (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Home of Traveller (approx. ¼ mile away); Hopkins Green (approx. ¼ mile away); Pamela H. Simpson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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