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

Daniel Butler

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Daniel Butler Marker
Inscription.  Daniel Butler (1874-1942) was a "scholar, orator, poet, politician and a leader of his people." In 1898 he staged a very colorful campaign on the Republican ticket for the 6th District Congressional seat, but lost to Major Peter J. Otey. He also held the position as Lynchburg's first Negro Postal Clerk in 1900. His lonely death occurred in Chester, PA through which he had been traveling by train. He became ill, but was mistakenly accused of drunkenness, removed from the train, thrown in jail, and finally moved to a hospital where he died shortly thereafter. The Butler-Willis family plot is nearby but no markers remain.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 37° 24.883′ N, 79° 9.344′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Taylor Street, 0.1 miles north of 4th Street, on the right
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
2. Daniel Butler Marker
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when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor St, 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. Elizabeth Gavino Hubert Lushington (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Sawney Early, Malinda Speece, and Their Descendants (here, next to this marker); John and Rachel Kinkle (a few steps from this marker); "Col'd" Gravestones (a few steps from this marker); Amelia Elizabeth Perry (a few steps from this marker); Jennie Hicks (within shouting distance of this marker); Unmarked Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Uncle Sawney (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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