Randolph-Macon College

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Randolph-Macon College,

at Ashland, Va.; United Methodist; chartered 1830, opened 1832 at Boydton, Va., moved 1868; named for John RandolphRandolph, John,
1773–1833, American legislator, known as John Randolph of Roanoke, b. Prince George co., Va. He briefly studied law under his cousin Edmund Randolph. He served in the U.S.
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 and Nathaniel MaconMacon, Nathaniel
, 1758–1837, American political leader, b. near the present Warrenton, N.C. He served in the American Revolution and later became a political figure in North Carolina and an ardent champion of states' rights. He opposed the U.S.
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. Originally a college for men, it has been coeducational since 1971.