America's Oldest Agriculture College

America's Oldest Agriculture College (HMC1Q)

Location: Aldie, VA 20105 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.521', W 77° 39.824'

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A mile north of here, on Oatlands Road, stands the stone and stucco building, erected in 1854 as Loudoun and Mechanical Institute. Its three founders were prominent County agrarian scientists. Unfortunately, America's first agricultural college, Loudoun A&M, failed to thrive and in 1860 folded.

On June 17, 1863, John Singleton Mosby and his Rangers were resting at the school's site and observed the dust clouds from the ferocious Battle of Aldie taking place here.

In 1916, the school building and property became the headquarters of the National Beagle Club, where today are held the annual beagle trials. In 1982, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHMC1Q
Placed BySnickersville Turnpike Association
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 269299 N 4319266
Decimal Degrees38.99201667, -77.66373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.521', W 77° 39.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 31.26" N, 77° 39' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40435-40623 State Rte 734, Aldie VA 20105, US
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