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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chestnut Hill

 
 
Chestnut Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Chestnut Hill Marker
Inscription. Nearby stood Chestnut Hill, the home of Charles Lynch, Sr. He was the father of John Lynch, the founder of Lynchburg, and of Charles Lynch, Jr., a Revolutionary officer. Charles Lynch, Sr., died in 1753 and is believed to be buried at Chestnut Hill. The wooden house was later owned by Judge Edmond Winston and then by Henry Langhorne, during whose occupancy it burned. Members of the Lynch family were among the first Quaker settlers in the area.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 146.)
 
Location. 37° 22.825′ N, 79° 8.054′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Campbell Avenue (Business U.S. 501) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling south on Campbell Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Virginia University of Lynchburg (approx. 1.4 miles away); Professor Frank Trigg (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court (approx. 1.8 miles away);
Campbell Ave & Martin St (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Campbell Ave & Martin St (facing south)
Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Anne Spencer House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 2 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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