Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A New Birth of Freedom
This is America's first two-college community, with the founding of Prince Edward County in 1754, Hampden-Sydney in 1775, Farmville in 1798, and Longwood in 1839. It is a crossroads of American history, home to Patrick Henry and Barbara Johns, to the people of Israel Hill, the Moton strikers, and the generations locked form public education. This is where the Civil War moved to culmination, and where the civil rights movement took stride for their nation.
This monument honors all in our community throughout these centuries who have labored and sacrified to bring forth, in Lincoln's words, "a new birth of freedom." It marks also our commitment to honor their struggles by serving as a beacon of education, and of leadership forged in reconciliation, and marks our resolve to pass a still finer ideal of liberty to generations to come.
Erected 2018 by Longwood University and her alumni and friends.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Colonial Era • Education • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 High St, Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Farmville Female Seminary Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Sororities Founded (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. William W. H. Thackston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beulah AME Church (about 700 feet away); Main Street / Mayor J. David Crute / EACO Theatre (about 800 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.