Virginia State University

Virginia State University (HMH9X)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.588', W 77° 25.313'

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The Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute was chartered on 6 Mar. 1882. The Readjuster Party was instrumental in supporting a state institution of higher education in Virginia for African Americans with some unusual features to the institute's charter. It called for six of the seven members of the board of visitors be black, an all-black faculty, as well as the authority to grant college degrees. This is in contrast to many African American agricultural and industrial schools established at that time. Classes began in October 1883 with 62 students, six faculty members, and one building. In 1920 land grant status was acquired and the current name was conferred in 1979.
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HM NumberHMH9X
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Marker NumberK 324
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285181 N 4124593
Decimal Degrees37.24313333, -77.42188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.588', W 77° 25.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 35.28" N, 77° 25' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3215-3299 E River Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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