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  • William Hunter Meriwether purchased 148 acres on the Rivanna River from Isaac and Molly Miller (the land had originally been Molly's share of her father Nicholas Lewis' estate). An active entrepreneur, Meriwether immediately began to develop the area surrounding the confluence of the Rivanna and Moore's Creek, calling it "Pireus."
  • January 22 – The following notice appeared in the Virginia Gazette: "The Proctor of the University of Virginia, has given public notice, that the institution will be open on the first Monday in March, without fail. The dormitories already finished are sufficient to accommodate 220 students, and boarding-houses of the first character have been amply provided." [1] Arthur Spicer Brockenbrough was the first Proctor of the University of Virginia, (1817-1828). Virginia's earliest newspaper, the Virginia Gazette, was first published in Williamsburg in 1736.
  • March 7 – After the completion of construction and faculty recruitment, the University of Virginia opened its doors to the first students.






  1. The central gazette. (Charlottesville, Va.), 22 Jan. 1825. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025230/1825-01-22/ed-1/seq-4/>

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