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Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sigma Nu Fraternity

 
 
Sigma Nu Fraternity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. Sigma Nu Fraternity Marker
Inscription.  
Founded at Virginia Military Institute January 1, 1869
on a rock ledge formerly located 65 yards north west of this spot

Cadet Founders
James Frank Hopkins
Greenfield Quarles
James McIlvaine Riley

Erected August 25, 1935 during the Twenty-seventh Biennial Grand Chapter

 
Erected 1935.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
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. Virginia Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnatus Citizen-Soldier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cabell House (about 500 feet away); Virginia Mourning Her Dead
Sigma Nu Fraternity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. Sigma Nu Fraternity Marker
(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Virginia Military Institute (about 600 feet away); General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. (about 600 feet away); Little Sorrel (about 700 feet away); George C. Marshall (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.
 
Marker on the VMI Campus image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Marker on the VMI Campus
Sigma Nu Fraternity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. Sigma Nu Fraternity Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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