150th Anniversary of Randolph-Macon College's Move to Ashland, Virginia
October 1, 1868
“...the rural location of the Boydton campus, not served by a railroad, did not attract the patronage for the college as it once had done. Furthermore, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia now had their own Methodist colleges and had withdrawn their support from Randolph-Macon.
President Johnson recommended and the Trustees, at a meeting held on June 24, 1868, concurred in the recommendation that the college be moved to a more accessible location where it would draw more support from both the Virginia and the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Church.”
-- History by Simpson & Mabry, 1967 Yellow Jacket Annual
A full-text version of this timeline is available here: https://library.rmc.edu/ld.php?content_id=44676003