RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE Chartered In 1830 In Boydton , This Institution Is The Ol ...
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Description: RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE Chartered in 1830 in Boydton , this institution is the oldest Methodist affiliated college in continuous operation in the United States . It is named for statesmen John Randolph of Virginia and Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina . The college was moved to Ashland in 1868 due to post Civil War financial difficulties . Chi Beta Phi , a national honorary science fraternity , was founded here in 1916 . In the 1890s , the colleges administration founded Randolph Macon Academy ( Front Royal ) and Randolph Macon Womans College ( Lynchburg ) . The Ashland campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1979 . Department of Historic Resources , 2000 .