The College was named for English patriots John Hampden (1594-1643) and Algernon Sydney (1622-1683).
Hampden-Sydney College is located in Southside Virginia between Tidewater, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the James River.
The historic campus is approximately 60 miles southwest of Richmond, 50 miles due east of Lynchburg, and 60 miles southeast of Charlottesville. The picturesque, 1300-acre campus lies five miles south of Farmville, the county seat of Prince Edward County (formed 1754) and home to Longwood University.
Whether interested in history, the arts, or the outdoors, Hampden-Sydney College visitors, students, and families will find lots to do in Southside Virginia. The area offers historical sites associated with the American Revolution and the Civil War, as well as beautiful countryside dotted with historic towns, state parks, and vineyards.