Emory & Henry Ranked One of the Most Historically Notable Colleges in America

Posted on: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Brent Treash
Selected colleges for the list had to hold an official designation by the government as a National Historic District or have a considerable amount of buildings on the National Historic Register, have at least five buildings or structures on campus and also have a significant contribution to American history.

The independent ranking group Best College Reviews has chosen Emory & Henry College as one of 50 most historically notable colleges in America.

Selected colleges for the list had to hold an official designation by the government as a National Historic District or have a considerable amount of buildings on the National Historic Register, have at least five buildings or structures on campus and also have a significant contribution to American history. Most of the information gleaned for the ranking was taken directly from the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

Emory & Henry College was ranked just outside of the top 10, and was highlighted in large part because of the college’s dynamic experience during the Civil War.

Boasting a dynamic history, the college closed its doors in April 1861 during the Civil War and was commandeered by the Confederate States in 1862, operating as a hospital until 1865. During this time, the campus saw battle during the Battle of Saltville. The college reopened after the Civil War ended.Best College Reviews

Located in the Virginia Highlands, the E&H campus encompasses 335 pristine acres, including a central campus of 168 acres and 167 acres of undeveloped land and portions of the Emory village. The campus is noted for its beauty as well as its architectural distinction. The entire central campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Register of Historic Landmarks.

The ranking was created based on the following criteria:
• The size of the historical district – 50%
• Historical significance – 25%
• Access and availability to the public – 25%

Come Visit Our Historic Campus

Emory & Henry College offers prospective students and their families personalized campus visits weekdays with student-led tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. To schedule your visit, please call our office at 1.800.848.5493 or 276.944.6133. You can also take a virtual tour of the beautiful Emory & Henry College campus at any time—conveniently broken down into key locations.


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