Near Midway in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-225.)
Location. 38° 0.672′ N, 78° 42.105′ W. Marker is near Midway, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Miller School Road (County Route 635) just from Dick Woods Road (County Route 637), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mirador (approx. 4 miles away); Crozet (approx. 4 miles away); Jackson’s Valley Campaign (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mirador (approx. 4.9 miles away); VDOT Workers’ Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Also see . . . The History of Miller School. “The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Miller provided for the majority of his estate to be used for the establishment of a boarding school for orphaned children, a school to be located very near his birthplace in Albemarle County. By 1874, following Mr. Miller’s 1869 death and the resolution of several legal disputes that arose as children of Mr. Miller’s sought to challenge his bequest, architects and builders were ready to begin work in designing and constructing The Miller Manual Labor School, as it was then known. This work culminated in August, 1878, with a grand opening and dedication of the central portion of ‘Old Main,’ an august and impressive structure around which much of Miller School life still revolves.” (Submitted on August 16, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.