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Emporia in Greensville County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Edward E. Goodwyn

 
 
General Edward E. Goodwyn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. General Edward E. Goodwyn Marker
Inscription. Edward Everard Goodwyn was born in Greensville Co. on 26 Sept. 1874. An Emporia businessman and civic leader, he also commanded the Virginia American Legion (1922-1923) and was a member of its National Executive Committee (1923-1925). Goodwyn served in the Fourth Virginia Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers reaching the rank of colonel. During World War I, he was stationed in France. In 1940, Gov. James H. Price appointed him brigadier general of the Virginia Protective Force, a post he held throughout World War II. He was a member of the Senate of Virginia from 1946 to 1947. Goodwyn died on 29 April 1961 and is buried northwest of here.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM 53.)
 
Location. 36° 41.009′ N, 77° 32.652′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 301) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gordon Linwood Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop William McKendree (about 400
General Edward E. Goodwyn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. General Edward E. Goodwyn Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Masonic Lodges (about 500 feet away); Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Village View (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Village View (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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