Founding of Kappa Alpha Order

Founding of Kappa Alpha Order (HM1ZG0)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.317', W 79° 26.932'

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One half mile east, students at Washington College
(now Washington and Lee University) founded Kappa
Alpha in 1865. The fraternity held its first meetings on campus,
at the Lexington Hotel, and
at the Ann Smith Academy. Members modeled
their organization on the gentlemanly conduct
they believed was best exemplified by Robert E.
Lee, the college president. New chapters took root
across the South and beyond. Kappa Alpha Order's
philanthropic efforts have aided the Muscular
Association.
In 2004 the fraternity
moved its National Administrative Office here to
Mulberry Hill, which is listed on the Virginia
Landmarks Register and the National Register of
Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM1ZG0
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 636579 N 4183495
Decimal Degrees37.78861667, -79.44886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.317', W 79° 26.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 19.02" N, 79° 26' 55.92" W
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Area Code(s)540
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415 W Nelson St, Lexington VA 24450, US
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