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Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham Training School)

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Chatham Training School
1909 established; 1950s and later. 200 Military Dr.

Hargrave is a college and military preparatory boarding school for boys affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. It was renamed in 1925 for one of its founders, J. Hunt Hargrave. After a fire destroyed the earlier buildings, the campus was rebuilt with large three- and four-story Colonial Revival brick structures. The buildings, as is often the case for Virginia's colleges, are prominently sited on a hill and fronted by a large lawn.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham Training School)", [Chatham, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 364-364.

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