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Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dunlora Academy

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
1. Dunlora Academy Marker
Inscription. Two and a half miles north, on Dunlora plantation then owned by Mrs. Ann Hickman, the Virginia Baptist Education Society established, in 1830, a school for ministers. This school, under the principalship of Rev. Edward Baptist, M.A., was known locally as Dunlora Academy. Edward Baptist resigned in 1832, and the school was removed to Henrico County and then to Richmond. From it developed Richmond College and, later, the University of Richmond.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number O-25.)
 
Location. 37° 33.975′ N, 78° 0.702′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is at the intersection of Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) and Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west on Anderson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mosby’s Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pocahontas High School (approx. 3.5 miles away); Giles's Home (approx. 3.9 miles
Us Route 60 (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
2. Us Route 60 (facing east).
away); Muddy Creek School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Derwent (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 4.6 miles away); Powhatan Courthouse (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Also see . . .  Richmond Alumni Magazine. Searching for Dunlora. (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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