Needham Law School

Needham Law School (HMK71)

Location: Farmville, VA 23901 Cumberland County
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N 37° 19.371', W 78° 23.193'

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Just east of here is Needham, location of Virginia's first proprietary law school and home of founder Judge Creed Taylor (1766 - 1836), politician, jurist, and legal educator. Taylor's law school at Needham, which opened in 1821 and closed by 1840, was Virginia's second law school and among the earliest in the United States. He trained more than 300 men for the law, including President John Tyler, Jr., several congressmen, and other prominent officials. Taylor was one of the first to use the moot court as a primary system of instruction. He is buried south of Needham in an unmarked grave.
HM NumberHMK71
Marker NumberMJ 2
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 731569 N 4133891
Decimal Degrees37.32285000, -78.38655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.371', W 78° 23.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 22.26" N, 78° 23' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5-7 Cumberland Rd, Farmville VA 23901, US
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