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Rocky Mount in Franklin County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ferrum College

 
 
Ferrum College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. Ferrum College Marker
Inscription.  
Ten miles southwest is Ferrum, named for iron mines nearby. Ferrum College was established by the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church in 1913 through the influence of its Woman’s Society of Christian Service. It became a junior college exclusively in 1955 after years of service in secondary education.
 
Erected 1968 by State of Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 37° 3.166′ N, 79° 52.95′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, Virginia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Virgil H. Goode Hwy. (U.S. 220) south of Virginia Route 635, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount VA 24151, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carolina Road (here, next to this marker); Fort Blackwater (here, next to this marker); Franklin County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Norfolk and Western Caboose (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rocky Mount (approx. 4 miles away);
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First Franklin County Court (approx. 4.4 miles away); Washington Iron Works (approx. 4.4 miles away); Taylor’s Store (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Ferrum College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. Ferrum College Marker
Ferrum College and Other Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Ferrum College and Other Markers
Three markers are found at this pulloff. The Ferrum College marker is the middle of these.
Markers on Route 220 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
4. Markers on Route 220
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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