Through the years, Randolph-Macon has been
sustained by its relationships to an ever-widening circle of people: Methodists,
the communities of Boydton and Ashland, Virginia, loyal alumni, parents, faculty,
students, and its many benefactors and friends.
This timeline illustrates the college's 170-year history. The struggles to stay
alive when two wars nearly closed its doors, the delicate relationship with its
founding Methodists, and the economic downturns that stalled progress have given
the college the strength and will to survive. The faith in its future illustrated
by John Lee Pratt, Rachel Mellon, Ed Estes, June McBroom, Macon Brock, the Birdsong
and Chenery families, and many others have insured the college's place among the
finest in the country.