Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
Location. 38° 2.05′ N, 78° 30.233′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from the East Lawn. It is at the University of Virginia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: No 46 East Lawn, Charlottesville VA 22904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Holding Echols (a few steps from this marker); Edgar Allan Poe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jefferson Monument (about 700 feet away); Henry Martin (about 800 feet away); James Monroes First Farm (about 800 feet away); History Underfoot (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shadow Catcher (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. Manet Mansuraque Est. As it is, it shall remain. The fraternity was founded in 1869.
Also see . . . Kappa Sigma Fraternity in America. “In that same year, the original five searched for others who would complement their diverse personalities. They initiated two more in that first year, Samuel Isham North and John Edward Semmes. The following year, two of the original five left the University, as did Semmes, leaving its future in the hands of Brothers Arnold, Boyd, Rogers and North. They initiated three more into the order that year. On March 18, 1871 the entire active membership, consisting of seven, met to initiate William Cornelius Bowen. They did not realize at the time that the work of this Saturday night would ensure the future of the fraternity. Bowen was the only member to return to the University the following year, and it was placed in his hands to prevent the work of the original five from fading away.” (Submitted on July 4, 2008.)
Additional keywords. ΚΣ
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,246 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.