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Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hargrave Military Academy

 
 
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By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
1. Hargrave Military Academy Marker
Inscription.  One of the few private military academies in Virginia, Hargrave Military Academy was founded in 1909 by John Hunt Hargrave and the Rev. T. Ryland Sanford as Chatham Training School. It was chartered in 1911 and became affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia in 1913. Chatham Training School provided a general education for boys. During World War One, military training was permanently added as an integral part of the school's curriculum. The school was renamed Hargrave Military Academy in 1925 in honor of the founder.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number L-51.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 36° 49.878′ N, 79° 23.935′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Drive and Hargrave Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Military Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham VA 24531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. ¼ mile away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument
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By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
2. Hargrave Military Academy
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rawley White Martin Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Peytonsburg (approx. 1.1 miles away); Markham (approx. 1.1 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Whitmell P. Tunstall (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Hargrave Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
3. Hargrave Military Academy Marker
75mm Field Gun (M1897) on the Grounds of the Academy image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
4. 75mm Field Gun (M1897) on the Grounds of the Academy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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