Near Aldie in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
America's Oldest Agriculture College
On June 17, 1863, John Singleton Mosby and his Rangers were resting at the school's site and observed the dust clouds from the ferocious Battle of Aldie taking place here.
In 1916, the school building and property became the headquarters of the National Beagle Club, where today are held the annual beagle trials. In 1982, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Snickersville Turnpike Association.
Location. 38° 59.521′ N, 77° 39.824′ W. Marker is near Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Snickersville Turnpike (Virginia Route 734), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Aldie (a few steps from this marker); First Mass. Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Snickersville Turnpike Battle of Aldie (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Revolutionary War Hero (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stuart and Bayard (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cavalry Battles (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
Also see . . .
1. Loudoun Agricultural and Mechanical Institute. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (.pdf) (Submitted on April 27, 2009.)
2. Snickersville Turnpike Association, The Pike Packet. On page 3 of the the March, 2008 newsletter is an article entitled, Virginia's Oldest Agriculture Institute. (Submitted on April 27, 2009.)
3. Battle of Aldie. National Park Service Summary (Submitted on April 27, 2009.)
Categories. • Agriculture • War, US Civil •
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