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

Pearl S. Buck

 
 
Pearl S. Buck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Pearl S. Buck Marker
Inscription. Internationally known author and humanitarian Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892-1973) graduated in 1914 from Randolph-Macon Women’s College, where she wrote for the college’s literary magazine. She was the author of more than 70 books, many of which were best sellers. In 1932, Buck received the Pulitzer Prize for the widely read novel The Good Earth. In 1938 she became the first United States woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. At the time of Buck’s death, she was one of the most widely translated United States writers. In 1941, Buck was a founder of the East and West Association, dedicated to cultural exchange between the United States and Asia.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6 22.)
 
Location. 37° 26.118′ N, 79° 10.321′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Rivermont Avenue east of Arlington Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randolph-Macon Woman's College (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y (approx.
Rivermont Ave (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Rivermont Ave (facing east)
0.3 miles away); Miller-Claytor House (approx. half a mile away); Packet Boat Marshall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hull of the Packet Boat Marshall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Defense Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Inner Defenses 1864 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sinister Activities (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 17 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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