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

Longwood College

 
 
Longwood College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Longwood College Marker
Inscription.  The college opened here in October 1884 as a "state female normal school". In 1914 the name was changed to "State Normal School for Women at Farmville"; In 1924 to "State Teachers College at Farmville"; In 1949 to "Longwood College". Conferring the B.S. Degree was authorized in 1916, and later the B.A. degree. William H. Ruffner, first state superintendent of public instruction, was the first president. The fourth, J.L. Jarman, served from 1902 to 1946.
 
Erected 1949 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number I-15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1884.
 
Location. 37° 17.79′ N, 78° 23.662′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 15) and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. 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. Martha E. Forrester (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different
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marker also named First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beulah AME Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street / Mayor J. David Crute / EACO Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. William W. H. Thackston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Four Sororities Founded (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmville Female Seminary Association (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .  Longwood University. The "College" is now a university. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Longwood College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Longwood College Marker
Longwood College Campus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
3. Longwood College Campus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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