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

Four Sororities Founded

 
 
Four Sororities Founded Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Four Sororities Founded Marker
Inscription.  Longwood College, formerly known as the State Female Normal School, is the only U.S. school where four national sororities were founded. Kappa Delta, founded on 23 Oct. 1897, was the first sorority organized in Virginia. The sorority with the longest continuous presence at Longwood College, Sigma Sigma Sigma, was founded on 20 Apr. 1898. Zeta Tau Alpha, established on 15 Oct. 1898, is the only sorority in Virginia to be granted a charter by a special act of the General Assembly. The Prince Edward County Circuit Court granted Alpha Sigma Alpha its charter on 15 Nov. 1901. All four sororities are members of the National Panhellenic Conference, which was organized in 1902.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1898.
 
Location. 37° 18.093′ N, 78° 23.741′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (County
High St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. High St (facing east)
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Route 643) and Buffalo Street, on the right when traveling east on High 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. Confederate Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. William W. H. Thackston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farmville Female Seminary Association (about 400 feet away); Beulah AME Church (about 700 feet away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (about 800 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Panhellenic Conference. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Kappa Delta Sorority. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
3. Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
4. Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
5. Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
6. Longwood University. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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