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Fishburne Military School

 
 
Fishburne Military School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Wilson, February 26, 2011
1. Fishburne Military School Marker
Inscription. James Abbott Fishburne, an honor graduate of Washington College inspired by its president, Robert E. Lee, opened in 1879 with 24 students what eventually became Fishburne Military School. Staunton architectural firm T.J. Collins & Son designed the 1916-1922 barracks in the castellated Gothic style, the 1915 library (Virginia's second-oldest Carnegie library), and the 1940 gymnasium-administrative building. In Feb. 1919, the school adopted one of the nation's first Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs. Operated by the Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation since 1951, the school is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 19.)
 
Location. 38° 4.065′ N, 78° 53.396′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Wayne Avenue and Federal Street, on the right when traveling south on South Wayne Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is across the street from the Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 South Wayne Ave, Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waynesboro (about 500 feet away, measured
Fishburne Military School Campus image. Click for full size.
By Jim Wilson, March 14, 2011
2. Fishburne Military School Campus
in a direct line); a different marker also named Waynesboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); William H. Harman Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plumb House (approx. 0.4 miles away); W. J. Loth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Port Republic Road Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early’s Last Battle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Virginia Metalcrafters (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fishburne Military School. (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation, Inc. (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Fishburne Military School (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. ROTC
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Jim Wilson of Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Jim Wilson of Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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