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Near Dillwyn in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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Female Collegiate Institute

 
 
Female Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
1. Female Collegiate Institute Marker
Inscription.  Two miles east is the site of the first college for women in Virginia, the Female Collegiate Institute. Opened in 1837, it failed in 1843. Reopened in 1848, it survived until 1863. The school building has been destroyed but the "President's Cottage" still stands.
 
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number F-54.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 35.412′ N, 78° 24.176′ W. Marker was near Dillwyn, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker was at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Gravel Hill Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dillwyn VA 23936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured
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as the crow flies. A different marker also named Female Collegiate Institute (here, next to this marker); Old Buckingham Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Buckingham Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chief Cornerstone Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gold Mines (approx. 4.7 miles away); Buckingham Training School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ellis Acres Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Buckingham Training School (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillwyn.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location also titled "Female Collegiate Institute".
 
Female Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
2. Female Collegiate Institute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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