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Founded as the Albemarle Female Institute this year, the school would later become the Rawlings Institute for girls [1] and then St. Anne's-Belfield School.

  • August 28 – Governor Wise, of Virginia, received the first message by the Richmond, Charlottesville, and Staunton telegraph line, which is now finished and in full operation throughout the entire length.[2]



  1. Web. 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Charlottesville, staff, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911, retrieved October 18, 2019.
  2. Web. The National Era (Washington [D.C.), 03 Sept. 1857. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.], retrieved November 12, 2022.

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