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Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stonewall Jackson Female Institute

 
 
Stonewall Jackson Female Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
1. Stonewall Jackson Female Institute Marker
Inscription. Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church established the institute in 1868 for the education of young women. As a tribute, it was named for Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The Floyd family property was purchased in Feb. 1868 to house the school. Classes began on 15 Sept. 1868, when boarding and day students as young as seven enrolled. It was renamed the Stonewall Jackson College in 1914 when the Montgomery Presbytery assumed joint ownership. On 24 Nov. 1914, the main buildings were destroyed by fire. The college continued to operate until 1930 when it closed because of mounting debts.
 
Erected 2000 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-54.)
 
Location. 36° 42.638′ N, 81° 58.47′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 11) and Partington Place, on the right when traveling north on West Main Street. Touch for map. The marker sits atop the retaining wall originally built for the Institute. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barter Theatre (here, next to this marker); Governor John B. Floyd
Wide view of the Stonewall Jackson Female Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
2. Wide view of the Stonewall Jackson Female Institute Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Martha Washington College (within shouting distance of this marker); Abingdon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Black’s Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abingdon in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Virginia Creeper (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the Barter Stage II, the sole remaining Institute building • Can you help?
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