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Downtown Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert Edward Lee

 
 
Robert Edward Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
1. Robert Edward Lee Marker
Inscription.  
Superintendent, U.S. Military Academy
1852-1855
Commander, Army of Northern Virginia
1862-1865
Commander-in-Chief, Confederate Armies
1865
President, Washington College
1865-1870

Erected by
Roanoke Chapter – William Watts Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Dedicated October 4, 1960

 
Erected 1960 by Roanoke Chapter & William Watts Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 37° 16.23′ N, 79° 56.713′ W. Marker was in Downtown Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. Memorial was at the intersection of Church Avenue Southwest and 3rd Street Southwest, on the left when traveling west on Church Avenue Southwest. The marker was located at the west end of Lee Plaza, directly north of
Robert Edward Lee Monument (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
2. Robert Edward Lee Monument (tall view)
the United States Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 210 Church Avenue Southwest, Roanoke VA 24011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Roanoke Milestones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Boxley Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonial National Bank Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Patrick Henry (approx. ¼ mile away); First National Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Train to Big Lick (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Roanoke.
 
Regarding Robert Edward Lee. The monument was knocked over and then removed by authorities to storage on July 23, 2020.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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