Near Madison Heights in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Central Virginia Training Center
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-5.)
Location. 37° 24.929′ N, 79° 7.225′ W. Marker is near Madison Heights, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is on Colony Road (Virginia Route 210) near Wright Shop Road (County Route 622), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. It is at the entrance to the Training Center. From present-day
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lynchburg History (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pauline Weeden Maloney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Luke Jordan, Blues Pioneer (approx. 0.9 miles away); Amherst County / Campbell County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Williams Viaduct (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (approx. one mile away); Civil War Lynchburg (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison Heights.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a previous marker with the same number erected a mile away in the early 1930s on the original alignment of Route 29 (today, State Route
Also see . . . Official Website – History. A frank and informative page, with period photographs of some of the buildings on the campus. Includes discussion of the Eugenics movement. Also see the cemetery page on the link to the right. “In 1940, the type of individual served was omitted from the facility name, and it became known as simply the Lynchburg State Colony. During that year, the facility had 2019 residents under treatment, and, for the first time, allowed social visitation between male and female patients. According to the Superintendent, ‘We have continued to allow most of our male patients to call upon their female patient friends for a hour or so (Submitted on August 22, 2011.)
Additional keywords. Civil war defences of Lynchburg.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the campus • Photos of the Civil War earthworks • Can you help?