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Sweet Briar College Charted 1901 R-20 | Marker History

Sweet Briar College Charted 1901 Marker, R-20

This Liberal Arts College for women, opened in 1906, granted its first Bachelor of Arts Degrees in 1910. Established under the will of Indiana Fletcher Williams as a memorial to her only daughter, Daisy, the College is located on a 2800-acre tract of land acquired by Elijah Fletcher before 1830. The eighteenth-century homestead, remodeled and named "Sweet Briar House" by the Fletchers, is set in a boxwood garden.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1951
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Amherst County
Physical Description of Location: 24521. Located on South Amherst Hwy (Rt. 163), less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of South Amherst Hwy (Rt. 163) and I-29. Marker is on the right when traveling west on South Amherst Hwy (Rt. 163).
GPS Location: 37.55269,-79.070859
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