Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fork Union in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fork Union Academy

 
 
Fork Union Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
1. Fork Union Academy Marker
Inscription. First classes of Fork Union Academy were held here October 15, 1898 in the residence of Susie Payne Cooper. Established as a co-educational English and classical school, it became Fork Union Military Academy for boys in 1903. Organized by 10 guarantors who were members of Fork Church, the Academy was sustained mainly by private contributions from the Fork Union community until 1913 when it became affiliated with the Baptist denomination.
 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number GA-33.)
 
Location. 37° 45.812′ N, 78° 15.734′ W. Marker is in Fork Union, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) 0.2 miles north of W River Road (Virginia Route 6), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fork Union VA 23055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fork Union Baptist Church ( within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Seay ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fork Union Military Academy ( about 600 feet away); Fluvanna County World War Memorial
Wider view of Fork Union Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
2. Wider view of Fork Union Academy Marker
( approx. 2 miles away); Point of Fork ( approx. 2 miles away); John Jasper ( approx. 3.5 miles away); Bremo ( approx. 3.9 miles away); Buckingham County / Fluvanna County ( approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fork Union.
 
Also see . . .  Fork Union Military Academy History. A brief history of the school. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Fork Union Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
3. Fork Union Academy Marker
Fork Union Academy image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
4. Fork Union Academy
Main campus of the academy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement