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William E. Wilcher

 
 
William E. Wilcher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. William E. Wilcher Marker
Inscription.  Last man hanged in Lexington, VA, Aug. 3, 1906
 
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 3, 1906.
 
Location. 37° 47.065′ N, 79° 26.564′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 11) just north of West Nelson Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 S 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. Rev. A. Alexander (a few steps from this marker); Gen. David Hunter (a few steps from this marker); Admiral Richard Byrd (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin C. Moomaw (within shouting distance of this marker); Lot One-Lexington (within shouting distance of this marker); The David T. Grist Headquarters Building
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Mary McD. Greenlee (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Descendants re-enact the last hanging of Lexington. Article from The Roanoke Times dated August 3, 2014. (Submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
 
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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