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Ashland in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Randolph-Macon College

 
 
Randolph-Macon College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
1. Randolph-Macon College Marker
Inscription.  Three blocks west is Randolph-Macon College for men, oldest permanent Methodist college in America. Chartered in 1830 and named for John Randolph and Nathaniel Macon. Originally located at Boydton in Mecklenburg County, it was moved here in 1868.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia Sate Library. (Marker Number I-10A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 37° 45.676′ N, 77° 28.288′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Washington Highway (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles north of England Street (Virginia Route 54), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry at Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. ¼ mile away); School Transportation
Marker along Route 1 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
2. Marker along Route 1
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev. Alexander G. Brown D.D. (approx. half a mile away); Blackwell House (approx. half a mile away); The Blanton House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Ashland (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
Entrance to Randolph-Macon College image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
3. Entrance to Randolph-Macon College
Washington-Franklin Hall image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
4. Washington-Franklin Hall
The oldest college building on the Randolph-Macon campus, Washington-Franklin Hall was erected in 1872.
Pace-Armistead Hall image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
5. Pace-Armistead Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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