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

Needham Law School

 
 
Needham Law School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Needham Law School Marker
Inscription. Just east of here is Needham, location of Virginia's first proprietary law school and home of founder Judge Creed Taylor (1766 - 1836), politician, jurist, and legal educator. Taylor's law school at Needham, which opened in 1821 and closed by 1840, was Virginia's second law school and among the earliest in the United States. He trained more than 300 men for the law, including President John Tyler, Jr., several congressmen, and other prominent officials. Taylor was one of the first to use the moot court as a primary system of instruction. He is buried south of Needham in an unmarked grave.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number MJ-2.)
 
Location. 37° 19.371′ N, 78° 23.193′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Cumberland Road (State Highway 45), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bizarre (approx. one mile away); Cumberland County / Prince Edward County (approx. one mile away); Farmville (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different
Needham Law School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Needham Law School Marker
marker also named Farmville (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the Randolph House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. William W. H. Thackston (approx. 1.5 miles away); Confederate Veterans Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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