Augusta Military Academy

Augusta Military Academy (HM7OO)

Location: Fort Defiance, VA 24437 Augusta County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 14.175', W 78° 58.56'

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Soon after the Civil War ended in 1865, Confederate veteran Charles S. Roller began teaching at the Old Stone Church nearby at Ft. Defiance. By 1874 he had founded Augusta Male Academy and incorporated military discipline into its classical curriculum by 1880. Roller renamed it Augusta Military Academy in 1890; it was the first military preparatory school in Virginia. In 1919, the Academy was among the first schools in America to adopt a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. The Academy's international reputation for excellence in secondary level military education attracted more than 7,000 students from the United States and abroad before it closed in 1984.
HM NumberHM7OO
Marker NumberA-100
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 677138 N 4233964
Decimal Degrees38.23625000, -78.97600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.175', W 78° 58.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 10.50" N, 78° 58' 33.60" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1604 Lee Highway, Fort Defiance VA 24437, US
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