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

Origins of Shenandoah University

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 12, 2021
1. Origins of Shenandoah University Marker
Inscription.  Dayton is the birthplace of Shenandoah University, which traces its origins to a school established by the Rev. Abram P. Funkhouser in 1875. Known in its early years as Shenandoah Seminary, the coeducational institution benefited from the support of the Virginia Annual Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, which took formal ownership in 1884. The school's name changed periodically as it evolved from a high school to a junior college to a four-year institution. In 1960, Shenandoah College and the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (which had originated as the college's music department) moved to Winchester. They reunited in 1974 and became Shenandoah University in 1991.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-45.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 38° 24.565′ N, 78° 56.679′ W. Marker is near Dayton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on John Wayland Highway (Virginia Route 42) north of Killdeer
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By J. J. Prats, May 12, 2021
2. Origins of Shenandoah University Marker
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Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3105 John Wayland Hwy, Dayton VA 22821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dayton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Harrison (approx. ¾ mile away); First Church in Rockingham County (approx. ¾ mile away); Daniel Bowman Mill at Silver Lake (approx. 0.9 miles away); Famous Travelers Along the Turnpike (approx. 1½ miles away); Death of Lt. Meigs (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Jun. 12, 2021