Indian School at the College of William & Mary

Indian School at the College of William & Mary (HMBWT)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.208', W 76° 42.506'

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Using funds from the estate of British scientist Robert Boyle, the College of William & Mary established a school to educate young Indian men in 1697, just four years after the college's founding. To encourage enrollment, in 1711 Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood began remitting tributes for area tribes who sent students. Students from tribes outside Virginia also enrolled. The Brafferton was constructed in 1723 to house the school, which provided education in reading and writing English, arithmetic and religion. The American Revolution caused British financial support to cease in 1776, and soon the school closed.
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HM NumberHMBWT
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Marker NumberW 229
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 3:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 348523 N 4126207
Decimal Degrees37.27013333, -76.70843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.208', W 76° 42.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 12.48" N, 76° 42' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 167-185 VA-5, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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