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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

John Danielís Home

John Danielís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
1. John Danielís Home Marker
Inscription. This Federal-style mansion was built by John Marshall Warwick in 1826. It was the birthplace of John Warwick Daniel, grandson of the builder, whose father was Judge William Daniel, resident of nearby Point of Honor. John W. Daniel was known as the “Lame Lion of Lynchburg” due to extensive wounds suffered during the Civil War. He later served in the Virginia Assembly as both delegate and senator and for sixteen years in the United States Congress as congressman and senator.
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-142.)
Location. 37° 24.888′ N, 79° 8.697′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and 8th Street, on the left when traveling south on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 Court St, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel D. Rockenbach (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter Glass (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lynchburg Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 400 feet away); Latham's Battery
John Danielís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
2. John Danielís Home Marker
(about 400 feet away); Lynchburg History (about 400 feet away); Mr. Elderís Rose Garden (about 500 feet away); Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the Spanish American War (about 500 feet away); Lynchburg (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker with the same title and number that was erected in the 1950s half a mile away on what was then U.S. Route 460. It read, “Half a mile west is Westerly, once the home of Colonel Peyton Leftwick, War of 1812 soldier. Later it was the home of Judge William Daniel, and of his son, John Warwick Daniel, Confederate soldier and for many years United States Senator from Virginia.”
Regarding John Danielís Home. Senator Daniel was seriously wounded permanently disabled in the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Llink is to John Daniel's Statue at Park & 9th & Point of Honor marker.
Also see . . .
1. John W. Daniel Wikipedia Entry
The John Marshall Warwick House , 720 Court Street, Lynchburg, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
3. The John Marshall Warwick House , 720 Court Street, Lynchburg, Virginia
. “Daniel studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and was admitted to the bar in 1866. He established his practice at Lynchburg. Despite being crippled from his war injury, he entered politics and was a member of the House of Delegates from 1869–72. Daniel was elected to the state senate in 1876 and served until 1881, when he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Virginia. In 1884, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1887. Daniel was subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate. He was reelected in 1891, 1897, 1904, and 1910, and served from March 4, 1887, until his death.” (Submitted on August 27, 2011.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. “The John Marshall Warwick House was built in 1826 by prominent Lynchburg tobacconist and city mayor, John Marshall Warwick. It is sited at the north corner of Court and Eighth Streets and was one of the first houses to be built on the crest of Lynchburg Hill, later to be called Court House Hill, overlooking the James River. The design exhibits the transition from the Federal to the Greek Revival styles that was occurring during the time and is distinctive for the decorative panels between the first and second floors. This detail lends a refinement unusual for this period in Lynchburg. The Warwick House has a high degree of physical integrity
John W. Daniel (1842–1910) image. Click for full size.
By Mathew Brady or Levin Corbin Handy, circa 1900
4. John W. Daniel (1842–1910)
From the Brady-Handy Photograph Collection, U.S. Library of Congress, via Wikipedia Commons. Library of Congress description: “Daniel, Hon. John W. of Va., 1829, Chief of staff of Joseph Early.”
and possesses a number of architectural features that distinguish it from other Lynchburg houses of the period. . . .

“The house is also locally known as the childhood home of John Warwick Daniel, Warwickís distinguished and greatly-admired grandson. Daniel was born in Lynchburg on September 5, 1842. His life was inexorably connected to his grandfather and to this house. The mother of John Warwick Daniel, Sarah Anne Warwick Daniel, daughter of John Marshall Warwick, died at the early age of 24 when her son was only a child. Following her death, young Daniel and his sister Sarah were parented by their grandparents in the Warwick House. The childrenís father, Judge William Daniel, Jr. was away from home for extended periods of time so the upbringing of the two children was left primarily to the grandparents. John Warwick Daniel credited his grandfather with having been the strongest influence upon his life. Daniel went on to achieve fame as a lawyer, politician and orator.” (Submitted on August 27, 2011.) 
Categories. Notable Persons
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By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
5. John Warwick Daniel Tablet
Tablet is affixed to the right front wall (visible on Photo 3). It reads, “On this site September 5, 1842, was born John Warwick Daniel, Major, C.S.A., 24 years U.S. Senator from Virginia, distinguished orator, law riter, soldier, and statesman. ĎThe best beloved Virginian of his time.í This tablet was erected to his memory by the City Council of Lynchburg, 1935.” Below the tablet is the 1985 Lynchgburk Historical Foundationís Merit Award.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 97 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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