Five miles west is the birthplace of Virginia Institute, founded in 1842 by David F. Bittle, assisted by Christopher C. Baughman. Chartered on January 30, 1845, as Virginia Collegiate Institute, the school was moved to Salem, Virginia, in 1847, and was chartered as Roanoke College, March 14, 1853.
Geographic Location: Augusta County
Physical Description of Location: Staunton, VA 24401. Located on Lee Jackson Hwy (Hwy 11), 0.75 miles northeast of the intersection of Lee Jackson Hwy (Hwy 11) and I-81. Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on Lee Jackson Hwy (Hwy 11).
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