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

Hampden-Sydney College

 
 
Hampden-Sydney College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Hampden-Sydney College Marker
Inscription. Hampden-Sydney College, in continuous operation since 10 Nov. 1775, was established "to form good men and good Citizens." It was named for John Hampden (1594-1643) and Algernon Sydney (1622-1683), champions of parliamentary rule in England. Patrick Henry and James Madison were early trustees, and President William Henry Harrison was a member of the class of 1791. Student companies were formed in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The campus includes a distinguished collection of 19th-century buildings that were listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1969 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-9.)
 
Location. 37° 14.476′ N, 78° 27.573′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on College Road (County Route 692) near Via Sacra (County Route 1001), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampden Sydney VA 23943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Seminary (about
College Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. College Rd (facing north)
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampden-Sydney (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Hampden-Sydney College (approx. mile away); About Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kingsville (approx. 0.9 miles away); French's Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hampden-Sydney College. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Hampden-Sydney College Historic District (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 31, 2010, 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 May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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