Proposed First University in English America

Proposed First University in English America (HM65O)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 26.051', W 77° 19.729'

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A "University and College" was authorized by the Virginia Company charter of 1618 at Henrico Town but never opened. Some 10,000 acres on the James River upstream from the new town were to provide agricultural income for the school. The college's mission was to Christianize Indian children and train them in "true Religion moral virtue and Civility." The Anglo-Powhatan War that began in 1622, the revocation of the Virginia Company's charter in 1624, and the lack of royal support for the project delayed the plans for Virginia's first college until 1693 when the College of William and Mary was established.
HM NumberHM65O
Marker NumberV-30
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293960 N 4145585
Decimal Degrees37.43418333, -77.32881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.051', W 77° 19.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 3.06" N, 77° 19' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3300-3308 VA-5, Henrico VA 23231, US
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