Longwood University

Longwood University (HMJFA)

Location: Farmville, VA 23901 Prince Edward County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.914', W 78° 23.645'

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Longwood University is a state-supported institution developed from the privately owned Farmville Female Seminary that was incorporated in 1839. In 1884, it became a public institution when the Commonwealth acquired the property and renamed it the State Female Normal School at Farmville. It was the first state institution of higher learning for women in Virginia. Former Virginia superintendent of public instruction, William H. Ruffner, was its first president, serving from 1884 to 1887. The school has undergone a number of name changes and became Longwood College in 1949 and Longwood University in 2002. The university became coeducational in 1976.
Marker NumberI 15-a
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 730975 N 4131178
Decimal Degrees37.29856667, -78.39408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.914', W 78° 23.645'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 54.84" N, 78° 23' 38.70" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 271-299 S Main St, Farmville VA 23901, US
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