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Bluefield in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bluefield College

 
 
Bluefield College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 22, 2007
1. Bluefield College Marker
Inscription. Bluefield College was chartered in May 1920 as “an institution of learning for the instruction of boys and young men in the various branches of science, literature, philosophy, and the liberal and useful arts.” With strong support from the Baptist General Association of Virginia and citizens of the area, it opened as a junior college with three buildings in 1922. Women attended as day students from 1922; the school became fully coeducational in 1951. Bluefield College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a four-year institution in 1977.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-31.)
 
Location. 37° 14.61′ N, 81° 14.774′ W. Marker is in Bluefield, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on South College Avenue (Virginia Route 102), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluefield VA 24605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 0.6 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield State College (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield State Teacherís College
Marker on South College Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 22, 2007
2. Marker on South College Avenue
(approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Elizabeth Kee (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Andrew Davidson (approx. 2.2 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield Virginia (approx. 3.3 miles away); Engagement at Falls Mills (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluefield.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducation
 
Bluefield College Marker and East River Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
3. Bluefield College Marker and East River Hall
Chapel on Bluefield College campus image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 22, 2007
4. Chapel on Bluefield College campus
Lansdell Hall Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 22, 2007
5. Lansdell Hall Administration Building
One of the original buildings constructed in 1922.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 15, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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