Virginia Institute

Virginia Institute (HMY4X)

Location: Staunton, VA 24401
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N 38° 4.701', W 79° 11.494'

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Near this spot stood the frame dwelling of David Frederick Bittle, pastor of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, in which he began in the Fall of 1842, with the assistance of Christopher C. Baughman, also a Lutheran minister, a school for young men called Virginia Institute. The following summer two log buildings were erected a short distance north of this site, and the school was chartered as Virginia Collegiate Institute, January 30, 1845. Here it remained until the spring of 1847, when it was relocated at Salem, Va., and was rechartered March 14, 1853, as Roanoke College.
HM NumberHMY4X
Year Placed1943
Placed ByThe Lutheran Synod of Virginia
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 658612 N 4216052
Decimal Degrees38.07835000, -79.19156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.701', W 79° 11.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 42.06" N, 79° 11' 29.64" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 334 Mt Tabor Rd, Staunton VA 24401, US
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