N 37° 14.605 W 081° 14.775
17S E 478159 N 4121904
Quick Description: Historical Marker near the entrance to Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/8/2011 11:41:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMBP6V
Bluefield College was founded in 1922 by the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV), after residents of Bluefield offered to donate land and start-up funds. R.A. Landsdell became the first president in 1920, and the current administration building is named Landsdell Hall in his honor. At its founding, Bluefield was a two-year junior college. Future Nobel Prize winner John F. Nash took mathematics courses at the relatively new college while in high school. In his autobiography for the Nobel Foundation, he writes
"I should mention that during my last year in the Bluefield schools that my parents had arranged for me to take supplementary math. courses at Bluefield College, which was then a 2-year institution operated by Southern Baptists. I didn't get official advanced standing at Carnegie because of my extra studies but I had advanced knowledge and ability and didn't need to learn much from the first math. courses at Carnegie."
Taken from Wikipedia.com
Marker Number: X 31
Marker Title: Bluefield College
Marker Location: Bluefield, Virginia
County or Independent City: Tazewell County
Web Site: Not listed
Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed
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