Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Sigma Nu Fraternity
on a rock ledge formerly located 65 yards north west of this spot
James Frank Hopkins
James McIlvaine Riley
Erected August 25, 1935 during the Twenty-seventh Biennial Grand Chapter
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1980.
Location. 37° 47.381′ N, 79° 26.293′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on Letcher Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute, at the southwest corner of the parade ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cincinnatus Citizen-Soldier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Military Institute (about 500 feet away); The Cabell House (about 500 feet away); Virginia Mourning Her Dead (about 500 feet away); Virginia Military Institute: A National Historic LandmarkP. Wesley Foster, Jr. (about 600 feet away); General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. (about 600 feet away); Little Sorrel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
More about this marker. The plaque contains a bas relief image of the three cadets with VMI in the background.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.