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Randolph-Macon College Marker, I-10-A

Three blocks west is Randolph-Macon College for men, oldest permanent Methodist college in America. Chartered in 1830 and named for John Randolph and Nathaniel Macon. Originally located at Boydton in Mecklenburg County, it was moved here in 1868.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1962
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Ashland, VA 23005. Located on Washington Hwy (Hwy 1), less than 1/5 of a mile north of the intersection of Washington Hwy (Hwy 1) and England Street (Rt. 54). Marker is on the right when traveling north on Washington Hwy (Hwy 1).
GPS Location: 37.7614416360,-77.4714311180
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Randolph-Macon College Marker, I-10-a

Chartered in 1830 in Boydton, this institution is the oldest Methodist-affiliated college in continuous operation in the United States. It is named for statesmen John Randolph of Virginia and Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. The college was moved to Ashland in 1868 due to post-Civil War financial difficulties. Chi Beta Phi, a national honorary science fraternity, was founded here in 1916. In the 1890s, the college's administration founded Randolph-Macon Academy (Front Royal) and Randolph-Macon Woman's College (Lynchburg). The Ashland campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1979.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2000
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Ashland, VA 23005. Located on North Center Street, less than 1/5 of a mile north of the intersection of North Center Street and Thompson Street (Rt. 54). Marker is on the right when traveling north on North Center Street.
GPS Location: 37.759041,-77.481055
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