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Near Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Randolph-Macon Medical School

 
 
Randolph-Macon Medical School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joyce Kidd, circa June 2007
1. Randolph-Macon Medical School Marker
Inscription.  Just to the west was the medical school of John Peter Mettauer, which became a branch of Randolph-Macon College in 1847. It was discontinued, probably in 1861. Dr. Mettauer, one of the leading surgeons of the day, practiced until his death in 1875.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commissiion. (Marker Number F-69.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 37° 14.272′ N, 78° 26.643′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on U.S. 15, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on right hand side of road when traveling south on U.S. Hwy 15 from Farmville and is between the communities of Kingsville and Worsham. The nearest intersections are Rt 758 north of the marker and Rt 665 south of the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Kingsville (approx. half a mile away); French's Church
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(approx. half a mile away); History of Worsham (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Providence (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Presbyterian Seminary (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
More about this marker. There was lots of vegetation near the marker beside a farmfield adjacent to Tanyard Creek. The sign might be overgrown with vegetation during the summer.
 
Regarding Randolph-Macon Medical School. Some documents indicate that Dr. Henry Manore Price attended this school. He obtained a land grant in Venezuela following the Civil War.
 
Additional keywords. Randolph-Macon Medical School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Joyce Kidd of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Joyce Kidd of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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