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

Presbyterian Seminary

 
 
Presbyterian Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Presbyterian Seminary Marker
Inscription. The first Presbyterian seminary in the South was established here in 1812 as the Theology Department of Hampden-Sydney College. It became independent of the college in 1822. After the synods of Virginia and North Carolina assumed joint ownership in 1827, it was called Union Theological Seminary; several of its buildings still stand. When the seminary moved to Richmond in 1898, its property on the south side of this road was purchased by Maj. Richard M. Venable, of Baltimore, and donated to the college.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-19.)
 
Location. 37° 14.45′ N, 78° 27.663′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Via Sacra (County Route 1001) near College Road (County Route 692), on the left when traveling west. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampden-Sydney College (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birthplace (about 600 feet away); Hampden-Sydney (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hampden-Sydney College
Via Sacra (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. Via Sacra (facing east)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); About Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. one mile away); Kingsville (approx. one mile away); French's Church (approx. one mile 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. Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education. (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 561 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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