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Emory in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tobias Smyth House

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 18, 2018
1. Tobias Smyth House Marker
Inscription.  Constructed circa 1770, this log structure is considered to be the birthplace of Emory & Henry College. In this house, Tobias Smyth and the Reverend Creed Fulton chose the names of John Emory and Patrick Henry for the College. Smyth, Fulton, Col. William Byars and Andrew Findlay made the first gifts for the purchase of the Crawford Farm to be the site of the College. In 1929, the Tobias Smythe house was moved to its current location from the original site about a mile north of campus.
 
Erected by Emory & Henry College.
 
Location. 36° 46.303′ N, 81° 49.911′ W. Marker is in Emory, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on Garnand Drive 0.3 miles east of College Drive (County Route 737), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the campus of Emory & Henry College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emory VA 24327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emory & Henry College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buchanan-Blakemore House
Tobias Smyth House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 18, 2018
2. Tobias Smyth House Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Emory and Henry College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mrs. Eliza M. Jones (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Kilmachronan (approx. 5.4 miles away); History of Saltville Valley (approx. 8 miles away); Sulphur Springs Church and Campground (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emory.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
Tobias Smyth House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 18, 2018
3. Tobias Smyth House Marker
Tobias Smyth House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 18, 2018
4. Tobias Smyth House Marker
Patrick Henry image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 18, 2018
5. Patrick Henry
1736-1799 Orator of the American Revolution First Post-Colonial Governor of Virginia Symbolizes the Ideals of Liberty and Civic Virtue Namesake of Emory & Henry College
John Emory image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 18, 2018
6. John Emory
1789-1835 Bishop of the Methodist Church Champion of Early American Methodism Advocate for the Union of Faith and Learning Namesake of Emory & Henry College
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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