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Forest in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New London Academy

 
 
New London Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
1. New London Academy Marker
Inscription. Chartered by the state in 1795, this is the oldest secondary school in Virginia in continuous operation under its own charter. Conducted for many years as a private school for boys, it began to receive public funds in 1884. It now operates as a public school.
 
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number K 141.)
 
Location. 37° 18.366′ N, 79° 18.345′ W. Marker is in Forest, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike (U.S. 460) and Thomas Jefferson Road (Virginia Route 811), on the right when traveling west on East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike. Touch for map. Located in front of New London Academy Elementary. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12400 East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike, Forest VA 24551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named New London Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Callaway–Steptoe Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); New London (approx. 1.4 miles away); What happened to Poplar Forest after Jefferson's death? (approx.
US Rt 460 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
2. US Rt 460 (facing west)
3.6 miles away); Why is the lawn sunken? (approx. 3.7 miles away); Why build the mounds? (approx. 3.7 miles away); Commemorating Lewis and Clark (approx. 3.7 miles away); Poplar Forest Planting Memorandum 1812 (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
US Rt 460 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
3. US Rt 460 (facing east)
New London Academy (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
4. New London Academy (front)
New London Academy (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
5. New London Academy (rear)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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