Category: Transylvania University

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Transylvania College (now Transylvania University) was chartered in 1780 by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson, making it the first college in Kentucky, the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains, and among the oldest colleges in the United States. Transylvania's name, meaning "across the woods" in Latin, stems from the university's founding in the heavily forested region of western Virginia known informally as Transylvania Colony. This region became the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the 15th state admitted to the union, in 1792.


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