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Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity

 
 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Marker
Inscription. Here on December the tenth MDCCCLXIX the Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded by William Grisby McCormick • George Miles Arnold • John Covert Boyd • Edmund Law Rogers • Frank Courtney Nicodemus. Manet Mansuraque Est.
 
Location. 38° 2.05′ N, 78° 30.233′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from the East Lawn. Touch for map. It is at the University of Virginia. Marker is at or near this postal address: No. 46 East Lawn, Charlottesville VA 22904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Holding Echols (a few steps from this marker); Edgar Allan Poe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jefferson Monument (about 700 feet away); Henry Martin (about 800 feet away); James Monroe’s First Farm (about 800 feet away); History Underfoot (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shadow Catcher (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
More about this marker. Manet Mansuraque Est. As it is, it shall remain. The fraternity was founded in 1869.
 
Also see . . .  Kappa Sigma Fraternity in America
Kappa Sigma Fraternity Marker at No. 46 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Marker at No. 46
. “In that same year, the original five searched for others who would complement their diverse personalities. They initiated two more in that first year, Samuel Isham North and John Edward Semmes. The following year, two of the original five left the University, as did Semmes, leaving its future in the hands of Brothers Arnold, Boyd, Rogers and North. They initiated three more into the order that year. On March 18, 1871 the entire active membership, consisting of seven, met to initiate William Cornelius Bowen. They did not realize at the time that the work of this Saturday night would ensure the future of the fraternity. Bowen was the only member to return to the University the following year, and it was placed in his hands to prevent the work of the original five from fading away.” (Submitted on July 4, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords. ΚΣ
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Marker at Pavilion X image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
3. Marker at Pavilion X
No. 46 is the center door on the left wing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,058 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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