“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sweet Briar in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Sweet Briar College

Chartered 1901

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By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
1. Sweet Briar College Marker
Inscription.  This liberal arts college for women, opened in 1906, granted its first Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1910. Established under the will of Indiana Fletcher Williams as a memorial to her only daughter, Daisy, the college is located on a 2800-acre tract of land acquired by Elijah Fletcher before 1830. The eighteenth century homestead, remodeled and named “Sweet Briar House” by the Fletchers, is set in a boxwood garden.
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number R-20.)
Location. 37° 33.162′ N, 79° 4.248′ W. Marker is in Sweet Briar, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is at the intersection of South Amherst Highway (Business U.S. 29) and Sweet Briar Road, on the right when traveling south on South Amherst Highway. It is at the entrance to the college, on the southbound lanes of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sweet Briar VA 24595, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rucker’s Chapel (approx. 2.3
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By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
2. Sweet Briar College Marker
miles away); James River Batteau (approx. 2.3 miles away); Amherst County Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 2½ miles away); The Courage of Frank Padget (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bear Mountain Indian Mission School (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Reverend Robert Rose (approx. 6.6 miles away); Nelson County / Amherst County (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Sweet Briar College - Wikipedia Entry. “The campus is situated on 3,250 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The college’s architecture is dominated by the work of Ralph Adams Cram, who also lent his architectural expertise to the campuses of Princeton University and West Point, among others.” (Submitted on August 21, 2011.) 

2. A Sweet Briar Woman. Video produced by the College. (Submitted on August 21, 2011.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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