Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Virginia Union University
The result of the merging on this site in 1899 of two institutions founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society as follows:
1865 - Richmond Theological School for Freemen
1865 - Wayland Seminary, Washington, D.C.
1932 - Hartshorn Memorial College (opened in 1883 for the training of women) united with the university.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list.
Location. 37° 33.581′ N, 77° 27.07′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Lombardy Street and School Road, on the left when traveling north on North Lombardy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 N Lombardy Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pickford Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellison Hall (about 600 feet away); Coburn Hall (about 600 feet away); Martin E. Gray HallVirginia Union University 150th Anniversary Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huntley Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maggie Lena Walker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henderson Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. An identical marker is located 0.2 miles north.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.