Hampden, North Dakota
Hampden is a small town in Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States, founded in 1903. The population was 48 at the 2010 census. Hampden is located at 48°32′22″N 98°39′18″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 48 people, 26 households, 11 families residing in the city; the population density was 282.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 35 housing units at an average density of 205.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White and 2.1% from two or more races. There were 26 households of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 57.7% were non-families. 53.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 38.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85 and the average family size was 2.55. The median age in the city was 53.5 years.
16.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 60 people, 34 households, 14 families residing in the city; the population density was 348.9 people per square mile. There were 53 housing units at an average density of 308.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Mayor Donald Steeves. There were 34 households out of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 58.8% were non-families. 55.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.76 and the average family size was 2.71. In the city, the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, 30.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.2 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, the median income for a family was $54,375. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $23,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,860. There were no families and 11.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64. Hampden, North Dakota Hampden, North Dakota 58338 Hampden diamond jubilee 1979 from the Digital Horizons website
Renn Dickson Hampden was an English Anglican clergyman. His liberal tendencies led to conflict with traditionalist clergy in general and the supporters of Tractarianism during the years he taught in Oxford which coincided with a period of rapid social change and heightened political tensions, his support for the campaign for the admission of non-Anglicans to Oxford and Cambridge Universities was unpopular at the time and led to serious protests when he was nominated to the Regius Professorship of Divinity two years later. His election as Bishop of Hereford became a cause celebre in Victorian religious controversies because it raised questions about the royal prerogative in the appointment of bishops and the role of the prime minister, he administered the diocese with tolerance and charity without being involved in any further controversy for nearly twenty years. He was born in Barbados, where his father was colonel of militia, on Good Friday in 1793, was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, he took his B.
A. degree in 1813 with first-class honours in both classics and mathematics and in the following year, he obtained the chancellor's prize for a Latin essay. Shortly afterwards, he was elected a fellow of Oriel College. Election to these fellowships was by special examination intended to select the best possible minds and Hampden became a member of the group known as the "Noetics" who were Whigs in politics and critical of traditional religious orthodoxy, he most learned of them. John Keble and Thomas Arnold were fellows during this period, he held successively a number of curacies. In 1827 he published Essays on the Philosophical Evidence of Christianity, followed by a volume of Parochial Sermons illustrative of the Importance of the Revelation of God in Jesus Christ. In 1829 Hampden returned to Oxford and in May 1830 became one of the tutors at Oriel where a disagreement about the tutors' duties led to John Henry Newman, Hurrell Froude, Robert Wilberforce being relieved of their duties. Hampden was chosen to deliver the prestigious Bampton Lectures for 1832 in which he attempted to disentangle the original truth of Christianity from accretions and superstitions scholastic philosophy.
His thought was ambiguous. The lectures were dull and while, at the time, some people thought he had committed himself to a heretical view of the Trinity akin to Socinianism and Sabellianism, serious questioning only started after the publication of his Observations on Religious Dissent in 1834 and wide-ranging outrage in 1836 after his nomination to the Regius Professorship of Divinity. In 1833 he moved from a tutorship at Oriel to become Principal of St Mary Hall and in 1834 he was appointed White's Professor of Moral Philosophy without any adverse comment in preference to Newman, it was recognised by everyone that Hampden was a virtuous man who had done much for the undergraduate members of St. Mary Hall; the years 1815–1914 were a time of radical social and political change in which religion played a significant role. Politically the Church of England was overwhelmingly opposed to political reform. At the start of this period, many Anglicans equated the religious well–being of the country as that of their own church while Protestant and Catholic dissidents suffered under discriminatory religious legislation.
The Whig party and its reforming programme relied on the support of Protestant dissidents who saw the parish priest as "the black recruiting–sergeant against us". Feelings ran high between 1825 and 1850. Despite the recent, partial relief afforded by the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts and the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829 non-Anglicans still suffered from serious discrimination; the tensions had been made much worse by the action of 21 of bishops in voting against the reform of Parliament in 1831 while only 3 voted in favour. Had they all voted in favour the Bill would have passed. Oxford and Cambridge Universities played a central role in the Church of England, they were wholly Anglican institutions. At Oxford, students had to subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England as part of the admission process, they were the principal nurseries of Anglican clergy and influential in the country in general. The passing of the Reform Bill in 1832 did little to ease the tensions since the widened franchise produced a reforming parliament in which the more radical members had ecclesiastical abuses in their sights as part of a wide-ranging programme.
Many dissenters campaigned for the disestablishment of the Church of England and the Government's decision to merge ten dioceses of the Church of Ireland with their neighbours was seen as a serious threat to the Church of England when carried into effect by the Church Temporalities Act 1833. It was the direct cause of John Keble's famous assize sermon on "National Apostasy" at Oxford the following year and this in its turn led to the Tractarian Movement. By 1834 the tensions between dissenters and churchmen had reached unprecedented levels because the dissenters sensed that the Church of England would cling to its remaining privileges. In the summer of 1834 a bill to abolish subscription on admission to a university or on taking any degree rather than requiring subscription to the 39 Articles of the Church of England was rejected by the House of Lords. Hampden entered the public arena in August by publishing Observations on Religious Dissent in support of the admission of non-Anglicans to Oxford University on the strength of a simple declaration of faith.
So, urged by the Duke of Wellington (recently elected Chan
Hampden Park is a football stadium in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow, Scotland. The 51,866-capacity venue serves as the national stadium of football in Scotland, it is the normal home venue of the Scotland national football team and amateur Scottish league club Queen's Park F. C. and hosts the latter stages of the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup competitions. It is used for music concerts and other sporting events, such as when it was reconfigured as an athletics stadium for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. There were two 19th century stadia called Hampden Park, built on different sites. A stadium on the present site was first opened on 31 October 1903. Hampden was the biggest stadium in the world when it was opened, with a capacity in excess of 100,000; this was increased further between 1927 and 1937, reaching a peak of 150,000. The record attendance of 149,415, for a Scotland v England match in 1937, is the European record for an international football match. Tighter safety regulations meant that the capacity was reduced to 81,000 in 1977.
The stadium has been renovated since with the most recent work being completed in 1999. The stadium houses the offices of the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League. Hampden has hosted prestigious sporting events, including three European Cup / Champions League finals, two Cup Winners' Cup finals and a UEFA Cup final. Hampden is a UEFA category four stadium and it is served by the nearby Mount Florida and King's Park railway stations. Queen's Park, the oldest club in Scottish football, have played at a venue called Hampden Park since October 1873; the first Hampden Park was overlooked by a nearby terrace named after Englishman John Hampden, who fought for the roundheads in the English Civil War. Queen's Park played at the first Hampden Park for 10 years beginning with a Scottish Cup tie on 25 October 1873; the ground hosted the first Scottish Cup Final, in 1874, a Scotland v England match in 1878. The club moved to the second Hampden Park, 150 yards from the original, because the Cathcart District Railway planned a new line through the site of the ground's western terrace.
A lawn bowling club at the junction of Queen's Drive and Cathcart Road marks the site of the first Hampden. The second Hampden Park opened in October 1884, it became a regular home to the Scottish Cup Final, but Celtic Park shared some of the big matches including the Scotland v England fixture in 1894. In the late 1890s, Queen's Park requested more land for development of the second Hampden Park; this was refused by the landlords. Henry Erskine Gordon agreed to sell 12 acres of land off Somerville Drive to Queen's Park in November 1899. James Miller designed twin grandstands along the south side of the ground with a pavilion wedged in between; the natural slopes were shaped to form banks of terracing, designed by Archibald Leitch. Construction of the new ground took over three years to complete. In response, the terraces at Hampden were set in the earthwork and innovative techniques were used to control spectators. Third Lanark A. C. renamed it Cathkin Park. The club rebuilt the ground from scratch due to a failure to agree a fee for the whole stadium.
Third Lanark went out of business in 1967 and Cathkin Park is now a public park with much of the original terracing still evident. Hampden Park was the biggest stadium in the world from its opening in 1903 until it was surpassed by the Maracanã in 1950. Along with Celtic Park and Ibrox, the city of Glasgow possessed the three largest football stadia in the world at the time Hampden opened. In the stadium's first match, on 31 October 1903, Queen's Park defeated Celtic 1–0 in the Scottish league; the first Scottish Cup Final played at the ground was an Old Firm match in 1904, attracting a record Scottish crowd of 64,672. The first Scotland v England match at the ground was played in April 1906 with 102,741 people in attendance, which established Hampden as the primary home of the Scotland team. Attendances continued to increase during the remainder of the 1900s, as 121,452 saw the 1908 Scotland v England match; the two Old Firm matches played for the 1909 Scottish Cup Final attracted a total of 131,000.
After the second match there was a riot because there was confusion over what would happen next when the second match ended in a draw. The fans believed that the replay would be played to a conclusion and demanded that a period of extra time be played; the Scottish Cup trophy was withheld. In response to the riot, the Scottish Football Association decided not to use Hampden as the Scottish Cup Final venue until after the First World War. Queen's Park conducted extensive ground improvements after the 1909 riot. A new world record of 127,307 were in attendance to see Scotland play England in 1912. A fire in 1914 destroyed the pavilion, replaced by a four-storey structure with a press box on the roof; the Scottish Cup Final returned to Hampden in 1920, when a large crowd of 95,000 saw Kilmarnock win the cup against Albion Rovers. Record crowds attended the 1925 Scottish Cup Final, a 5–0 win for Celtic against Rangers, the 1927 Scotland v England match, England's first win in the stadium. Hampden became the sole venue of the Scottish Cup Final after 1925 except in the 1990s when it was being renovated.
Queen's Park purchased more land in 1923 to bring the total to 33 acres. 25,000 places were added to the terraces and rigid crush barriers were installed in 1927. World record crowds attended Scotland matches against England in 1931 and 1933. In 1933, who had
Hampden, New Zealand
Hampden, a rural township in North Otago, New Zealand, lies close to the North Otago coast, 35 kilometres south of Oamaru and 80 kilometres north of the city of Dunedin, to both of which it is connected by State Highway 1. The township's population at its largest was about 560, but by 2009 it had dwindled to 230. Hampden is named in honour of the English politician John Hampden by early surveyor W. B. D. Mantell influenced by the location of a public house, The Hampden Hotel, at the site. Hampden is situated beside a broad bay stretching from Aorere Point to Moeraki Point, on a coastal plain which rises westward to the foothills of the Horse Range and the Kakanui Range; the soil of this surrounding plain overlies a limestone formation. The Moeraki Boulders are located two kilometres south of Hampden. Much of the town lies between the Big Little Kuri Creeks; the streets of Hampden run in a rectangular grid pattern centred on the main highway and the railway. They are named after English locations, such as Lancaster, Shrewsbury and Norfolk.
There is surfing on the Katiki straight, as well as trout-fishing in the Waianakarua and Shag Rivers. The settlement was founded in the 1860s, with the first sale of land sections dated to March 1863. By 1865, there were two public houses in the area, The Hampden Hotel and The Clyde Hotel, both a cemetery and mechanics' institute were in place by 1870. Early industry in the area included the harvesting of timber. A borough was proclaimed with the first mayor being William Murcott; the borough existed until the 1960s, Hampden is now part of the Waitaki District. The town includes a rural fire station, a fish-and-chip shop, a small supermarket, a motel, backpackers, a popular camping ground, a cafe, the Hampden Lodge and mechanics workshop, a small second-hand goods shop, a tavern, a historic town hall. Sheep farming is the primary economic activity of the region and is augmented by farming of other livestock; the Hampden Energy Forum, established in 2007, has grown into a community self-help scheme that involves nearly everyone in the settlement, growing from a small group of enthusiasts who were concerned about the future of small rural communities in "post-oil" days.
At the inaugural meeting to establish the Forum, more than one third of the town's population attended. The forum won the Trustpower Community Award in 2008. "Hampden," entry from the 1905 Cyclopedia of New Zealand
Hampden is a town in Hampden County, United States. The population was 5,139 at the 2010 census, it is part of Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The namesake of Hampden is an English patriot. Hampden is a small, New England town in Western Massachusetts, it is, for the most part, a commuter town. The town is home to businesses such as Village Food Mart, Monson Savings Bank, La Cucina Restaurant, It's All About Me, Bilton's Farm Market, Mountain View Restaurant, Reid's Corner; the Hampden-Wilbraham region was once known as Minnechaug to the Nipmuc Indians. They sold it to William Pynchon of Springfield in 1674, the area became known as Springfield Mountain, but it was not settled until about 1741; the first European settlers were the Hitchcock families. The first sawmill was erected on the Scantic in the vicinity of the V. F. W. Building; the "Rattlesnake Incident of 1761" is thought to have occurred on farmland in what is now Hampden on August 7 of that year, when 22-year-old Timothy Merrick was killed by a snakebite while mowing his father's field — an event immortalized by "On Springfield Mountain", among the earliest ballads written in North America, the basis for the modern folk song "Rattlesnake Mountain".
The settlement was built on the banks of the Scantic River. The first grist and saw mills required the waters of the Scantic to provide them with power. Since their businesses had to be near the river, so did the owners need to be close to their mills. So many of the earliest homes were built bordering its tributaries. During the first hundred years as South Wilbraham, Hampden was an agricultural town with Wilbraham as the "mother" town. At the time of separation from Wilbraham in 1878, industries were becoming active in Hampden. There is every evidence that Hampden could have well turned into one of the many New England factory or industrial towns. Several factors, changed the destiny of the town; the lack of transportation to deliver the materials manufactured was the greatest deterrent. When the proposed railroad from Stafford to Springfield failed and mills were forced to use limited facilities, thereby slowing the delivery of goods. Fires leveled some of the largest mills — the Lacowsic in 1892, the Ravine in 1904 — and with the lack of marketing, other businesses failed.
The advent of automobiles enabled men to find occupations outside of the town. By 1906, the population was half. There was the trend back to agriculture, with many orchards developed throughout the area, with the herds of milk-producing cows, with farmers growing their many crops. At about this time, numerous summer type vacation homes were built for Springfield residents who vacationed in Hampden. From these, many year-round homes developed. Now the mills and quarries and cows are about gone, Hampden has become a residential town. Hampden erected one of the first World War One monuments, only months after the conclusion of the War, in January 1920, which still stands on the village green. H. P. Lovecraft's experience traveling through Hampden inspired his 1928 supernatural horror story "The Dunwich Horror"; the fictional town of Dunwich is based on the surrounding area. In August 1955, Hampden was hit by Hurricane Diane. Flooding was the major damage. Most bridges were washed away. Since 2000, Hampden residents have acquired over 100 acres of open space and park land, including the peak of Minnechaug Mountain, one of the higher hills in town.
A trailhead and parking lot on South Road was created. Minnechaug Mountain trails can be accessed from Old Coach Road, except for the fall Turkey Shoot season, from the VFW parking lot on Main St. In September 2004, an arson fire hit Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary; the building was dedicated to author Thornton Burgess after his death. The headquarters building was burnt down, but original Burgess' home on the property was untouched by the fire, still stands. After a week of rain and an hard rain on the early morning of October 9, 2005, the Scantic River and many of its tributaries overflowed their banks. Many homes, businesses were flooded; the VFW bridge was washed away. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.6 square miles, of which 19.6 square miles is land and 0.05% is water. Hampden is located at the eastern edge of the Connecticut River Valley. Hills rise up to over 1,000 feet from the valley elevation of 150 to 250 feet; the highest peaks are Rattlesnake Peak, both at 1,070 feet.
The town has no large bodies of water, but has several brooks which drain into the Connecticut River. Hampden is located on the Connecticut border, just north of Tolland County, it is bordered on the north by Wilbraham, on the east by Monson, on the south by Stafford and Somers, on the west by East Longmeadow. From the town's center, Hampden is 11 miles southeast of downtown Springfield, 28 miles north-northeast of Hartford, Connecticut and 78 miles west-southwest of Boston. Hampden is one of sixteen towns in Massachusetts. Of these, half are on islands, one is the North Shore town of Nahant. Of the rest, Hampden is the easternmost town to have this distinction; the town does not have stoplights. The nearest state route, Route 83, misses the town by less than a tenth of a mile; the town lies 10 miles south of two exits of Interstate 90, 9 miles east of Interstate 91. There are no means o
The Secret History
The Secret History is the first novel by Donna Tartt, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1992. Set in New England, it tells the story of a knit group of six classics students at Hampden College, a small, elite Vermont college based upon Bennington College, where Tartt was a student between 1982 and 1986; the Secret History is an inverted detective story narrated by one of the students, Richard Papen, who reflects years on the situation that led to a murder—this having been confessed to at the outset, but with all other events being revealed sequentially. The novel explores the circumstances and lasting effects of Bunny's death on the academically and isolated group of Classics students of which he was a part. A 75,000 print order was made for the first edition, the book became a bestseller, it was titled The God of Illusions, its first-edition hardcover was designed by Chip Kidd and Barbara de Wilde. Richard Papen leaves his small town of Plano, where he was unhappy, for Hampden College in Vermont.
His disdain for his background establishes a contrast—aestheticism and literary beauty, as opposed to harsh reality—that continues throughout the novel. He misleads others about his background, replacing his mediocre working-class childhood with a fabricated, glamorous one of boarding schools, failed actors, parents who own an oil well. At Hampden, Richard tries to continue his study of Ancient Greek, only to be denied admittance to the course, as Classics professor Julian Morrow limits his enrollment to a hand-picked coterie. Richard becomes obsessed with the group, observing them around campus and noting what he considers to be a cold attitude toward the world around them, an obsession with studying, which he admires, he manages to ingratiate himself with the group by helping to solve a Greek grammar problem. Soon after, armed with advice from the group on how to impress the professor, Richard meets with Morrow and is admitted to the tutorial; the group includes fraternal twins Charles and Camilla Macaulay, who are charming but secretive, as well as Francis Abernathy, whose secluded country home becomes a sanctuary for the group.
Two students become the focus: linguistic genius Henry Winter, an intellectual with a passion for the Pali canon and Plato. The pair's friendship, which Richard finds odd, becomes more mystifying when Bunny announces that he and Henry will spend winter break together in Rome, Italy—although Henry appears to tolerate Bunny, Bunny cannot afford such a lavish holiday himself. In fact, Henry is footing the bill for the trip. To avoid revealing his fabricated past, Richard takes a low-paying job on campus and spends winter break, the coldest in a generation, in an unheated warehouse, he nearly dies from hypothermia and pneumonia, but is rescued and taken to the hospital by Henry, who returned early from Italy. After winter break, Richard sees the relationship between Bunny and the others becoming more strained, he learns the truth from Henry and Francis: during a bacchanal from which both Richard and Bunny were excluded, Henry accidentally killed a farmer who lived near Francis's country estate. Richard questions Henry about the nature of the bacchanal, which he understands to have been a sex ritual.
Bunny, suspicious for some time, had uncovered the truth about the group's accident during the trip to Italy by reading Henry's diary, has been blackmailing the group since. The group, led by Henry, now views Bunny as a danger, Bunny's penchant for playing on his friends' fears and insecurities does little to assuage their concern. No longer able to meet Bunny's demands, fearing that he will report them, the group resolves to kill Bunny. Henry forms several plots, one of, put into motion after a drunken Bunny tells Richard of the killing; the group confronts Bunny while he is hiking, Henry pushes him into a ravine, to his death. The rest of the novel follows the group's collapse, the psychological strains of remorse borne by the members, their efforts to maintain secrecy as investigators and other students inquire into Bunny's disappearance, they attempt to act natural. During this time, Richard learns from Camilla that he still doesn't know the full story of what happened at the bacchanal - she states that when they killed the stranger in plaid, his stomach was cut open and steam was coming out, suggesting that it was not accident.
Charles develops a drinking problem and becomes abusive towards his sister Camilla. Francis confirms to Richard that the twins are having sexual relations with one another, at the same time admits he has slept with Charles on a number of occasions. Francis himself begins to suffer panic attacks. Morrow discovers a pleading letter sent to him by Bunny, imploring him to help: "You're the only one who can." He never reports the crime, instead leaving the faculty. This action creates consequences for the main characters. Left without a teacher, the group has few options for the coming academic year and will be unable to complete their majors, though this is hardly the most troubling thing on their minds; as the group splinters, the members must deal with things in isolation. Henry begins living with (and
Hampden–Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men in Hampden Sydney, Virginia. Founded in 1775, Hampden–Sydney is the oldest chartered college in the southern United States, the tenth-oldest college in the nation, the last college founded before the American Declaration of Independence, one of only three four-year, all-male liberal arts colleges remaining in the United States. Hampden–Sydney College is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The college's founder and first president, Samuel Stanhope Smith, was born in Pennsylvania, he graduated as a valedictorian from the College of New Jersey in 1769, he went on to study theology and philosophy under John Witherspoon, whose daughter he married on June 28, 1775. In his mid-twenties, working as a missionary in Virginia, Smith persuaded the Hanover Presbytery to found a school east of the Blue Ridge, which he referred to in his advertisement of September 1, 1775 as "an Academy in Prince Edward...distinguished by the Name of HAMPDEN–SIDNEY".
The school, not named, was always intended to be a college-level institution. "Academy" was a technical term used for college-level schools not run by the established church. As the college history indicates on its web site, "The first president, at the suggestion of Dr. John Witherspoon, the Scottish president of the College of New Jersey, chose the name Hampden–Sydney to symbolize devotion to the principles of representative government and full civil and religious freedom which John Hampden and Algernon Sydney had outspokenly supported, for which they had given their lives, in England's two great constitutional crises of the previous century, they were invoked as hero-martyrs by American colonial patriots, their names associated the College with the cause of independence championed by James Madison, Patrick Henry, other less well-known but vigorous patriots who composed the College's first Board of Trustees." Classes at Hampden–Sydney began in temporary wooden structures on November 10, 1775, on the eve of American Independence, moving into its three-story brick building early in 1776.
The college has been in continuous operation since that date, operating under the British and United States flags. In fact, classes have only been canceled five times: for a Civil War skirmish on campus, for a hurricane that knocked a tree into a dormitory building, twice due to snowstorms, once for an outbreak of norovirus. Since the college was founded before the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, it was eligible for an official coat of arms and armorial bearings from the College of Arms of the Royal Household of the United Kingdom. Through gifts from the F. M. Kirby Foundation, Professor John Brinkley, in whose honor the "achievement of arms" was given, liaised with Mr. John Brooke-Little the Richmond Herald, in designing the arms for the college; the Latin text of the "letters patent" conferring the arms is dated July 4, 1976. Despite the difficult and financially strapped first years resulting from the Revolutionary War, the college survived with sufficient viability to be granted a charter by the Virginia General Assembly in 1783—the oldest private charter in the South.
Patrick Henry Governor of Virginia, encouraged the passage of the charter, wrote into it an oath of allegiance to the new republic, required of all professors. The college was founded by alumni of Princeton University. Both Patrick Henry, who did not attend any college, James Madison, a Princeton alumnus, were elected trustees in the founding period before classes began. Smith hired his brother, John Blair Smith, two other recent Princeton graduates to teach. Samuel Stanhope Smith would become president of Princeton University. John Blair Smith would become the second president of Hampden–Sydney and the first president of Union College. Hampden–Sydney became a thriving college while located in southside Virginia, which led to expansion. In 1812, the Union Theological Seminary was founded at Hampden–Sydney College; the seminary was moved to Richmond, Virginia and is the Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education. In 1838, the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College was founded—the Medical College of Virginia, now the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Among the early nineteenth-century leaders were John Holt Rice, who founded the seminary, Jonathan P. Cushing, Reverend James Marsh. In those years the intellectual culture at HSC spanned from leading southern, anti-slavery writers like Jesse Burton Harrison and Lucian Minor to leading proslavery writers, such as George A. Baxter and Landon Garland. During this time, the college constructed new buildings using Federal-style architecture with Georgian accents; this is the style of architecture still used on the campus. At the onset of the American Civil War, Hampden–Sydney students formed a company in the Virginia Militia; the Hampden–Sydney students did not see much action but rather were "captured, and...paroled by General George B. McClellan on the condition that they return to their studies". During World War II, Hampden–Sydney College was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a commission; the college has hoste