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Emory and Henry College

Lee Hwy, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 45' 21.699144", -81° 50' 0.422736"
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One mile north is Emory and Henry College, founded in 1836, the first institution of higher learning in Southwest Virginia. It was named for Bishop John Emory of the Methodist Church and Patrick Henry, the orator of The Revolution. Four bishops of the Methodist Church, three governors, and one United States Senator are among its alumni.

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