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Longwood College

201 High St, Farmville, VA , USA
Telephone: (434) 395-2000
URL: Longwood University
Latitude & Longitude: 37° 17' 48.225624", -78° 23' 39.786324"
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The college opened here in October 1884 as a State Female Normal School. In 1914 the name was changed to State Normal School for Women at Farmville; in 1924 to State Teachers College at Farmville; in 1949 to Longwood College. Conferring the B.S. degree was authorized in 1916, and later the B.A. degree. William H. Ruffner, first State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was the first president. The fourth, J. L. Jarman, served from 1902 to 1946.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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