Resolution recognizes Farmville as first two-college town

Published 2:36 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017

Del. James E. Edmunds II, R-Halifax, recently presented a framed copy of House Joint Resolution 479, recognizing Farmville as Virginia’s first two-college town and the first two-college town in America. “It is with pleasure that I present this resolution to the Town of Farmville in recognition of this truly unique situation,” Edmunds said. “It’s a great honor for the people of Farmville to have this nationally recognized designation, and it was my pleasure to recognize them.” We commend Edmunds for helping put Farmville in the spotlight for its distinctiveness and rich history. Pictured are, from left, state Sen. Mark Peake, Town Manager Gerald Spates, Hampden-Sydney College President Larry Stimpert, Edmunds, Longwood University President W. Taylor Reveley IV and Farmville Mayor David Whitus. (Send ‘Way to Go’ photos with names and a description to