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Rocky Mount in Franklin County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ferrum College

 
 
Ferrum College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. Ferrum College Marker
Inscription.
Ten miles southwest is Ferrum, named for iron mines nearby. Ferrum College was established by the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church in 1913 through the influence of its Womanís Society of Christian Service. It became a junior college exclusively in 1955 after years of service in secondary education.
 
Erected 1968 by State of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 3.163′ N, 79° 52.95′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, Virginia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Virgil H. Goode Hwy. (U.S. 220) south of Virginia Route 635, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount VA 24151, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carolina Road (here, next to this marker); Fort Blackwater (here, next to this marker); Franklin County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Norfolk and Western Caboose (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rocky Mount (approx. 4 miles away); First Franklin County Court (approx. 4.4 miles away); Washington Iron Works (approx. 4.4 miles away); Taylorís Store (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Categories. Education
 
Ferrum College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. Ferrum College Marker
Ferrum College and Other Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Ferrum College and Other Markers
Three markers are found at this pulloff. The Ferrum College marker is the middle of these.
Markers on Route 220 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
4. Markers on Route 220
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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