Saturday, August 4, 2012

Greenbrier College (WVa)

Greenbrier College for Women, Lewisburg, WVa, was founded as Lewisburg Academy in 1808 by Presbyterians and closed during the Civil War.  It reopened in 1875 as Lewisburg Female Institute until 1911, when the name was changed to Lewisburg Seminary.  In 1923 the name was changed to Greenbrier College.  The institution closed in 1972.

The Greenbrier College Alumnae Association maintains an excellent web site with many photographs of the campus and a variety of interesting links.

I also enjoyed reading a Brief History of Greenbrier College this summer that offers chapters by various authors covering the period from the founding to 1949.