Liberty Hall Academy Ruins

Liberty Hall Academy Ruins (HMLGI)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
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N 37° 47.479', W 79° 27.143'

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Just north stand the ruins of Liberty Hall Academy's stone academic building, which was constructed in 1793. Founded in 1749 near Greenville as Augusta Academy, the school was reestablished in 1776 at Timber Ridge and patriotically renamed Liberty Hall Academy. It moved here to Mulberry Hill in 1782, when the Virginia General Assembly chartered it as a college. In 1796, in honor of President George Washington's endowment gift of James River (canal) Co. stock, it was renamed Washington Academy. Fire gutted the building in 1803, prompting the college to move to its present location in Lexington, where it is now known as Washington and Lee University.
Marker NumberI 22
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 636264 N 4183789
Decimal Degrees37.79131667, -79.45238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.479', W 79° 27.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 28.74" N, 79° 27' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1208-1298 W Denny Cir, Lexington VA 24450, US
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