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Phil "Old Dixie" Nunn

The "Gentle Giant"

 
 
Phil "Old Dixie" Nunn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Phil "Old Dixie" Nunn Marker
Inscription.  Born a slave; sold postcards of self at McCrum's Drugs Lex
 
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series list.
 
Location. 37° 47.053′ N, 79° 26.485′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on South Randolph Street just south of East Washington Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 S Randolph 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. The Castle, ca. 1790 (here, next to this marker); "The Castle" (here, next to this marker); Campbell House, ca. 1845 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruth McCulloch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sloan House, ca. 1844-45 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Samuel Houston
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Jackson CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington (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 16 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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