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

Elizabeth Van Lew

1818 - 1900

 

— Women of Virginia Historic Trail —

 
Elizabeth Van Lew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Elizabeth Van Lew Marker
Inscription.  An opponent of slavery, she helped the Union by running a successful spy ring in Richmond and in later years championed women's suffrage.
 
Erected 1994 by Virginia Business and Professional Women's Foundation and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsCommunicationsWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 37° 31.882′ N, 77° 25.254′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Grace Street just west of North 24th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 E Grace St, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Elizabeth Bowser (here, next to this marker); Adams-Van Lew House (a few steps from this marker); Ann Carrington House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilary Baker House (within shouting
Elizabeth Van Lew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. Elizabeth Van Lew Marker
distance of this marker); George Wythe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 205 North 23rd Street (about 300 feet away); Welcome to Historic St. John’s Church (about 400 feet away); St. John’s Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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