Colonial colleges

Map of the nine colonial colleges

The colonial colleges are nine institutions of higher education chartered in the Thirteen Colonies before the United States of America became a sovereign nation after the American Revolution.

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Map of the nine colonial colleges

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The College of William & Mary, founded in 1693, and Rutgers University, founded in 1766, were two of the nine colonial colleges.

College of William & Mary

Public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia.

James Blair, founder of William & Mary
Territorial annexations made by W&M alumni
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College Building, 1859–1862
The college, c. 1902
Earl Gregg Swem Library on New Campus.
The renovated Matoaka Amphitheater scenically located on the shore of Lake Matoaka.
Former president W. Taylor Reveley III
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Fourth Chief Justice of the U.S., John Marshall (Under the tutelage of George Wythe, attended 1780)
Crim Dell bridge in the heart of W&M's wooded campus
The Western Union Building at Sorority Court, the College of William & Mary, site of the college's Army ROTC offices.
Author of the Declaration of Independence and 3rd U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson (Class of 1762)
5th U.S. President, James Monroe (Class of 1776)
10th U.S. President, John Tyler (Class of 1807)
9th U.S. Secretary of State, statesman, abolitionist, and Founder of the Whig Party, Henry Clay (Class of 1797)
22nd United States Secretary of Defense and 24th Chancellor of William & Mary, Robert Gates (Class of 1965)
Former Chief Scientist of NASA, Ellen Stofan (Class of 1983)
Executive Producer and Game Director of Bethesda Softworks, Todd Howard (Class of 1993)
American singer-songwriter and documentarian, Thao Nguyen (Class of 2006)

Founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the ninth-oldest in the English-speaking world.

Title page of the original 1637 Statenvertaling

Dutch Reformed Church

The largest Christian denomination in the Netherlands from the onset of the Protestant Reformation until 1930.

The largest Christian denomination in the Netherlands from the onset of the Protestant Reformation until 1930.

Title page of the original 1637 Statenvertaling
The Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam (now belonging to the Protestant Church in the Netherlands) is still used for Dutch royal investiture ceremonies
History of the churches in the Netherlands
The Dutch Reformed Church (Grotekerk) in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Blenduk Church (Gereja Blenduk), the former Reformed church building (Koepelkerk) in Semarang, Indonesia

As one of nine colonial colleges clustered in the eastern United States, Rutgers serves as a reminder of early Dutch cultural influence in the North American colonies.