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Marion in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marion College

1873 – 1967

— Marion History Walk —

 
 
Marion College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 22, 2022
1. Marion College Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1873 as the Marion Female College by the Rev. J.J. Scherer. It was chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a liberal arts college the following year and renamed Marion Junior College in 1912. The first missionary society of the southern Lutheran church was organized on this campus. At the close of the college, all records were transferred to Roanoke College, a sister institution (o)f the Lutheran church. An alumnae chapter is still active.
 
Erected by Marion Main Street.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 36° 50.004′ N, 81° 31.104′ W. Marker is in Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 11) west of South Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 E Main St, Marion VA 24354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hungry Mother State Park (a few steps from this marker); Home of Mountain Dew (a few steps from this marker);
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The Lincoln Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwestern State Mental Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); R.T. Greer & Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Nolan Ryan and the Marion Mets (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Musical Heritage Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); General Francis Marion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Marion College. This history by Goodridge Wilson, Jr. was published by the Class of 1948 and the Alumnae Association to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the school's founding. (Grayson County Virginia Heritage Foundation, New River Notes blog) (Submitted on November 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Marion College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 22, 2022
2. Marion College Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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