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 the College of William and 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."
From about 1990 forward, the former College Corner commonly became known as Confusion Corner among William and 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.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- "Buildings and Grounds--Traffic on Campus," University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
- Editorial Feedback, Daily Press, 27 July 2005 <accessed 19 February 2010>.
- Wise up on Williamsburg Words, The Flat Hat, 27 August 2007 <accessed 19 February 2010>.
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