Hampden-Sydney College

  • NRHP Name: Hampden-Sydney College Historic District

  • Address:
  • Vicinity: Roughly Hampden-Sydney College campus
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1775/02/00 In an office at Slate Hill Plantation, Nathaniel Venable, John Morton and Fred Johnston agree to establish an institution of higher learning.
1775/09/01 Samuel Stanhope Smith Founder Samuel Smith advertises an Academy in Prince Edward with a curriculum of the College of New Jersey, subject to the Visitation of 12 Gentlemen of Character and Influence - the immediate and active Members being chiefly of the Church of England.
1775/11/10 James Madison Trustee Hampden-Sydney College opens. Hampden-Sydney's charter trustees include Patrick Henry and James Madison.
1775/11/10 Patrick Henry Trustee Hampden-Sydney College opens. Hampden-Sydney's charter trustees include Patrick Henry and James Madison.
1776/00/00 Rev Samuel Doak Work Samuel Doak teaches at Hampden-Sydney College
1788/00/00 William Henry Harrison Education At the age of 14, William Harrison begins attending Hampden-Sydney College.
1791/06/00 William Henry Harrison Education After studying classics and history, William Henry Harrison graduates from Hampden-Sydney College.
1849/00/00 Lewis W Green Work Lewis W Green becomes President of Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Virginia, serving until 1856.
1851/00/00 Joseph Ruggles Wilson Vocation Joseph Wilson becomes a Professor of Chemistry and Natural Science at Hampden-Sydney College, 1851-1855.
1959/00/00 Papa John Phillips Education John Phillips drops out of Hampden-Sydney College.

Data »

Particulars for Hampden-Sydney College:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Church school
Higher Learning College
Area of Significance Education
Historic Use Educational related housing
Architectural Style Federal Style
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th February 1970

Registry Name: Hampden-Sydney College Historic District
Registry Address: Bounded approximately by the Hampden-Sydney College campus
Registry Number: 70000822
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Federal
Area in Acres: 270
Contributing Buildings: 12
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Historic Function: Education, Religion
Historic Sub-Function: College, Church school, Educational related housing
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: College Educational related housing

Shopping on Amazon

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Google Ad

Google Ad