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

Edward Christian Glass (1852-1931)

 
 
Edward Christian Glass (1852-1931) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Edward Christian Glass (1852-1931) Marker
Inscription.  E.C. Glass became superintendent of Lynchburg's public school system in 1879, at the age of 26, and served for nearly 53 years. He established, and for 18 years oversaw, a summer teachers' institute that trained thousands of teachers from Virginia and beyond. He co-owned and co-edited the Virginia School Journal, for years the official organ of the state's Department of Public Instruction and the Educational Association of Virginia. Glass was president of this association and twice served on the State Board of Education. He wrote several textbooks, including Glass's Speller. Lynchburg High School was renamed in his honor in 1920, and a new E.C. Glass High School opened here in 1953.
 
Erected 2020 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 37° 24.414′ N, 79° 9.909′ 
Edward Christian Glass (1852-1931) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
2. Edward Christian Glass (1852-1931) Marker
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W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Memorial Avenue (Virginia Route 163) 0.1 miles west of Langhorne Road (Business U.S. 501), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2210 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucille Chaffin Kent (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War in Lynchburg (about 300 feet away); Mustered and Disbanded 1861-1865 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Robert Withers Morgan (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgia Weston Morgan (approx. ¼ mile away); Horse Drawn Road Grader (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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