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Near Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roanoke College

 
 
Roanoke College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. Roanoke College Marker
Inscription.  Five miles west is the birthplace of Virginia Institute, founded in 1842 by David F. Bittle, assisted by Christopher C. Baughman. Chartered on January 30, 1845, as Virginia Collegiate Institute, the school was moved to Salem, Virginia, in 1847, and was chartered as Roanoke College, March 14, 1853.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number I-11A.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 38° 1.903′ N, 79° 8.326′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) and Howardsville Road (Virginia Route 701), on the right when traveling south on Lee Jackson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Church (a few steps from this marker); Avenue of Trees (approx. 3 miles away); Middlebrook Historic District (approx. 4.3 miles away); Virginia Institute (approx. 4.3 miles
Lee Jackson Hwy (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. Lee Jackson Hwy (facing south)
away); Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); John Colter (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Augusta County Training School (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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