Roanoke College is an independent, private, coeducational, four-year liberal-arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The college is located in Salem, Virginia, a suburban independent city adjacent to Roanoke, Virginia. Established in 1842, Roanoke is the second oldest Lutheran-affiliated college in the United States. Roanoke has approximately 2,000 students (55% female, 45% male) who represent approximately 40 states and 25 countries.
Petersburg is an independent city in Virginia, United States located on the Appomattox River and 23 miles (37 km) south of Richmond, the state capital. During the American Civil War, it was the site of nine months of trench warfare known as the siege of Petersburg and there are many battlefield sites throughout the city. Petersburg is home to one of the oldest black settlements in the state "Pochantas Island. " It is also home to a historically black college, Virginia State University.
Clarksville is a town founded in Mecklenburg County and overlapping across Halifax County in the U.S. state of Virginia, near the southern border of the state. The population was 1,329 at the 2000 census. Since the town has numerous buildings of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century architecture, the downtown area of Clarksville has been designated an Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia's Historic Register.
Marine Corps Base Quantico, sometimes abbreviated MCB Quantico, is a major United States Marine Corps training base located near Triangle, Virginia, covering nearly 100 square miles (260 km) in southern Prince William County, northern Stafford County, and southeastern Fauquier County. The base is known as the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps.
The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state-supported military college and one of six senior military colleges in the United States. Unlike any other state military college in the United States, all VMI students are military cadets. VMI offers cadets a spartan, physically demanding environment combined with strict military discipline. VMI offers bachelor's degrees in 14 disciplines in the fields of engineering, science, and the liberal arts.
Colonial National Historical Park is located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and is operated by the National Park Service of the United States government. Over 3 million people visit the park each year.
Fort Wool (originally named Fort Calhoun) was the companion to Fort Monroe in protecting Hampton Roads from seafaring threats. This site was once the dumping place for ships’ ballast. Originally conceived in 1817, Fort Calhoun was built on a 15 acre (61,000 m²) artificial island southeast of Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia. Construction and repairs continued for decades, because the foundation was unstable. The first level of casemates was finished in 1830.
Belle Isle is a small (54 acre) island in the James River in Richmond, Virginia in the United States. Belle Isle is owned by the city of Richmond, and has been designated a city park. It is accessible to pedestrian and bicycle traffic via a suspension footbridge from the northern shore of the James. Except when the water level of the James is high, it is also reachable by foot from the southern shore via easy boulder-hopping.
Emory & Henry College ("E&H" or "the College") is a liberal arts college located in Emory, Virginia. The campus is situated in Washington County, Virginia, which is part of the mountain region of Southwest Virginia. It is listed as one of 40 "Colleges that Change Lives. " E&H faculty members have been recognized five times as "Virginia Professor of the Year" and once as "U.S. Professor of the Year" by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Virginia Intermont College is a small private Baptist liberal arts college in Bristol, Virginia. It was founded in 1884 by a Baptist minister who wanted to establish educational opportunities for women. The school has been coeducational since 1972. The name "Intermont," meaning "among the mountains," is descriptive of the setting of the College. The Holston Range, which merges into the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, can be seen from campus.
Virginia Union University (VUU) is a historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia. It was formed in 1899 by the merger of two older schools, Richmond Theological Institute and Wayland Seminary, each founded after the end of American Civil War by the American Baptist Home Mission Society. VUU's 84-acre (340,000 m) campus is located at 1500 North Lombardy Street in Richmond's North Side.
The Jones Point Light is a small river lighthouse located on the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. Built in 1855, it is the oldest surviving inland lighthouse in the United States. It is a small, one-story house with a lantern on top. The lighthouse was discontinued in 1926, replaced by a small steel skeletal tower located nearby; this smaller tower was in use for ten years before being discontinued.
Porto Bello was the hunting lodge of the last Royal Governor of the British Colony of Virginia, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore. Dunmore fled to Porto Bello to escape the early stages of the American Revolution in Williamsburg, Virginia. He later boarded a British ship lying at anchor near Porto Bello in the York River. Porto Bello is located in York County, Virginia on the grounds of Camp Peary.
Mary Baldwin College is a private, independent, and comprehensive four-year liberal arts women's college in Staunton, Virginia. Enrollment is currently 2542 students. Mary Baldwin was ranked by US News & World Report as a top-tier, master's level university in the South. Mary Baldwin hosts the only full-fledged Health Care Administration program in the nation, and pre-professional programs in law, medicine, ministry, and ROTC.
Byrd Park is a public park located in Richmond, Virginia, USA north of the James River and adjacent to Maymont. The 200-acre (0.81 km) park includes a mile-long trail with exercise stops, monuments, an amphitheatre, and three small lakes: Shields (sometimes spelled Sheilds), Swan, and Boat Lake. Boat Lake (also called Fountain Lake) has a lighted fountain at its center. Visitors can rent pedal boats there in season.
Established on June 11, 1940, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located at the border between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Cumberland Gap is a sizable natural break in the Appalachian Mountains. The gap was long used by Native Americans, as many species of migratory animals passed through it from north to south each year.
The Fan is a district of Richmond, Virginia, so named because of the "fan" shape of the array of streets that extend west from Belvidere Street, on the eastern edge of Monroe Park, westward to the Boulevard. The Fan is one of the easterly points to the city's West End section, and is bordered to the north by Broad Street and to the south by Cary Street. Many cafes and locally owned restaurants are located here, as well as historic Monument Avenue.
Maymont is a 100 acre (400,000 m²) Victorian estate located at 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia. It contains Maymont Mansion, a historic house museum, an arboretum, formal gardens, native wildlife exhibits, a nature center, carriage collection, and petting zoo known as "The Maymont Children's Farm". In 1893, Major James H. Dooley, a wealthy Richmond lawyer and philanthropist, and his wife, Sallie, completed their elaborate Gilded Age estate on a site high above the James River.
Hollywood Cemetery may refer to: in the United States (by state) Hollywood Cemetery, Confederate Section, Hot Springs, AR, listed on the NRHP in Arkansas Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA Hollywood Cemetery (Los Angeles, California), listed on the NRHP in California Hollywood Cemetery (Jackson, Tennessee), listed on the NRHP in Tennessee Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia), listed on the NRHP in Virginia
Hungry Mother State Park in southwestern Virginia is noted for its woodlands and lake. Easily accessible from Interstate 81, this park has folklore and history, swimming, camping, cabin rentals, boat rentals, hiking and the park system’s first conference center, Hemlock Haven. Much of the land for Hungry Mother State Park was donated by local landowners to develop a new state park in Smyth County on Hungry Mother Creek. The park is one of the six original CCC parks that opened in June 1936.
The Graffiti House was built in 1858 in the village of Brandy Station and is one of few pre-Civil War dwellings to survive intact to this day. Because of its location — on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad and the Carolina Road, as well as less than a quarter mile to the train depot — the house was used extensively by both Union and Confederates armies throughout the Civil War.
Sweet Briar College is a liberal arts women's college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, about 12 miles (19 km) north of Lynchburg, Virginia. The school's Latin motto translates as: "She who earns the rose may bear it. " The Admissions Office's current theme is "Think is for Girls."
Norfolk Academy is an independent co-educational day school in Norfolk, Virginia led by Mr. Dennis G. Manning. Chartered in 1728, it is the oldest secondary school in Virginia and the eighth oldest in the United States. In 1966, Norfolk Academy merged with Country Day School for Girls in Virginia Beach, Virginia to create the current co-educational school. The school fosters competitive sports, competing in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS).