William Henry Ruffner

William Henry Ruffner (HMFRR)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.181', W 79° 26.829'

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William Henry Ruffner, educational reformer, clergyman, and geologist, was born in Lexington on 11 Feb. 1824. After pursuing careers as a preacher and a geological surveyor, he was appointed in 1870 as Virginia's first superintendent of public instruction by the General Assembly. During Ruffner's tenure, he developed Virginia's free public school system. Resigning from his position in 1882, Ruffner returned to geological surveying and farming before becoming the president of the State Female Normal School, now Longwood College, in 1884. Ruffner retired in 1887 and died in 1908 in Asheville, North Carolina. Nearby stood his house Tribrook.
Marker NumberA 42
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 636765 N 4181396
Decimal Degrees37.76968333, -79.44715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.181', W 79° 26.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 10.86" N, 79° 26' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 527-599 Lee Highway, Lexington VA 24450, US
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