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

The Birthplace

 
 
The Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. The Birthplace Marker
Inscription. In 1775, the Session of Hanover Presbytery met in this building, the law office of Nathaniel Venable, to lay final plans for the establishment of Hampden-Sydney College. The building was erected between 1737 and 1756 on Venable’s Plantation, “Slate Hill”, located 3 miles southeast of this site. It was moved to the campus in 1944.
 
Location. 37° 14.462′ N, 78° 27.547′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker can be reached from College Road (County Route 692) near Via Sacra (County Route 1001). 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. Hampden-Sydney College (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Seminary (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampden-Sydney (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.3 miles 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 . . .  Hampden-Sydney College
Law office of Nathaniel Venable image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. Law office of Nathaniel Venable
. (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 542 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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