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College Corner is one of the names commonly used to refer to the intersection of Richmond and Jamestown Roads with Boundary and Duke of Gloucester Streets adjacent to William & Mary. Around the 1950s-1960s it was also known as Jockey Corner or Jockey's Corner. This name came about because it was "where all the athletes used to sit."1

From about 1990 forward, the former College Corner commonly became known as Confusion Corner among William & Mary students and others. The original Confusion Corner was at the east end of Duke of Gloucester Street, but after a redesign it lost its status as confusing and the name migrated to College Corner.2

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • "Buildings and Grounds--Traffic on Campus," University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.


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