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

John Lynch

 
 
John Lynch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 1, 2015
1. John Lynch Marker
Inscription.  
The Blue Ridge Chapter
of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
erects this tablet to the memory of
John Lynch
The Founder of Lynchburg.
Incorporated
1786

 
Erected 1912 by Blue Ridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1786.
 
Location. 37° 24.852′ N, 79° 8.601′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Church Street and 9th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the Spanish American War (a few steps from this marker); Lynchburg (a few steps from this marker); Lynchburg History (a few steps from this marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker); Korean War
John Lynch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 1, 2015
2. John Lynch Marker
(marker visible on staircase landing)
Click or scan to see
this page online
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Elder’s Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); POW★MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter Glass (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Lynchburg History: John Lynch. In 1757, John Lynch stood on the bank of the James River (then known as the Fluvanna River), watching as it rushed along. Nearby was a ford that people used to transport goods across the river to other parts of the Virginia colony. It was here, at the age of 17, that John Lynch started a ferry service that would transform the area. The area grew into a village that people called Lynch’s Ferry. (Submitted on September 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Grave of John Lynch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 15, 2017
3. Grave of John Lynch
Located at the Quaker Meeting House Burial Grounds in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on March 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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May. 22, 2022