Jefferson Institute

Jefferson Institute (HM19A)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046 Stafford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.776', W 77° 10.009'

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(Front Side Text): In 1875, citizens of newly chartered town subscribed to build school, as classes were held in Baptist Church, in 1880 Joseph Birch donated land (a part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant) specifying it always must be used for education. In 1882 Jefferson Institute opened as county primary school in this 2-story brick building with belfry, 6 classrooms and 3 teachers. In 1926, Jefferson became town high school, and reverted to grade school when a new county administered Falls Church High School opened in 1945. Jefferson converted to offices in 1956; Demolished in 1958.
HM NumberHM19A
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
Placed ByCity of Falls Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312044 N 4305647
Decimal Degrees38.87960000, -77.16681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.776', W 77° 10.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 46.56" N, 77° 10' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-347 VA-7, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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