James Madison University

James Madison University (HMQAS)

Location: Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 26.407', W 78° 52.523'

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The university was founded in 1908, through the efforts of state senator George B. Keezell, of Rockingham County, as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. In 1924 it became the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, before it was renamed Madison College in 1938 to honor James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and fourth president of the United States. The school admitted men to regular school sessions in 1946 and became fully coeducational in 1966. In 1977 the college was renamed James Madison University and has become a nationally recognized comprehensive public institution.
Marker NumberA 103
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 685425 N 4256786
Decimal Degrees38.44011667, -78.87538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.407', W 78° 52.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 24.42" N, 78° 52' 31.38" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 850-864 US-11, Harrisonburg VA 22801, US
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