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Frank Padget

Boatman, Slave, Savior

 
 
Frank Padget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Frank Padget Marker
Inscription.  Rescued 49 men from James River Flood of 1854 before drowning
 
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkDisastersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 37° 47.112′ N, 79° 26.502′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 11) just north of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 N Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. George S. Patton (here, next to this marker); Dold Building, ca. 1820 (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ephraim McDowell (a few steps from this marker); Cyrus H. McCormick (a few steps from this marker); George C. Marshall (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Gen. John Lejeune (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexander-Withrow House, ca. 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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