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Harry Wooding

 
 
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Harry Wooding

Mayor of Danville
August 15, 1892
November 16, 1938

Born: April 27, 1844
Died: November 16, 1838


A Soldier of the Confederacy
1861 - 1865

Served one year in Company B (Danville Grays), 18th Virginia Regiment and three years in Company C, 5th Virginia Cavalry under General J.E.B. Stuart. Fought in many of the major battles and was cited for saving the colors at the Battle of Kelly's Ford. After the war, Captain of the Danville Grays. Captain Wooding was the last survivor of the Danville men who fought for the Confederacy.

Captain Wooding was the honored and beloved Mayor of Danville for forty-six consecutive years, the longest mayoralty tenure in the United States. He represented the vital interests of all the people and witnessed the growth of Danville from a village to one of Virginia's ranking cities. Wise as a counselor, staunch as a friend, he made a notable contribution to the municipal, judicial, religious, commercial and fraternal life of Danville.

To a Christian gentleman of the Old South

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who walked humbly before God, and a faithful and revered chief executive, this memorial was erected as a spontaneous testimonial by a constituency which held him in affection.
 
Erected 1942 by The Exchange Club of Danville, Virginia.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1844.
 
Location. 36° 35.192′ N, 79° 23.526′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Memorial is at the intersection of Patton Street and South Union Street, on the right when traveling north on Patton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 427 Patton St, Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Danville System (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloody Monday (within shouting distance of this marker); Loyal Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prison Number 6 (about 500 feet away); Confederate Prison No. 6 (about 500 feet away); Home of Dan River Fabrics (about 600 feet away); Danville's Streetcars (about 700 feet away); The Wreck of Old 97 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
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