University of Virginia

University of Virginia (HM15J2)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.193', W 78° 30.21'

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Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. The cornerstone of its first building was laid on October 6, 1817, in the presence of three presidents of the United States—Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. In 1825, the university admitted its first scholars, who were educated in what Jefferson called "useful sciences." Following Jefferson's beliefs, the university was nonsectarian and allowed its students to choose their own courses of study. The honor system was established in 1842. In 1987, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named the original grounds, Thomas Jefferson's "academical village," to its prestigious World Heritage List.
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HM NumberHM15J2
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Marker NumberI-3
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 719094 N 4212812
Decimal Degrees38.03655000, -78.50350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.193', W 78° 30.21'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 11.58" N, 78° 30' 12.60" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1721 University Ave, Charlottesville VA 22903, US
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