Randolph-Macon College

Randolph-Macon College (HM55I)

Location: Ashland, VA 23005 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.539', W 77° 28.869'

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Chartered in 1830 in Boydton, this institution is the oldest Methodist-affiliated college in continuous operation in the United States. It is named for statesmen John Randolph of Virginia and Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. The college was moved to Ashland in 1868 due to post-Civil War financial difficulties. Chi Beta Phi, a national honorary science fraternity, was founded here in 1916. In the 1890s, the college's administration founded Randolph-Macon Academy (Front Royal) and Randolph-Macon Woman's College (Lynchburg). The Ashland campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1979.
HM NumberHM55I
Marker NumberI-10a
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281433 N 4181973
Decimal Degrees37.75898333, -77.48115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.539', W 77° 28.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 32.34" N, 77° 28' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 N Center St, Ashland VA 23005, US
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