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The Dovecote-Columbarium Connection

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. The Dovecote-Columbarium Connection Marker
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In the dell toward the east is the Ronald V. Dolan Memorial Dovecote. A dovecote, or pigeon house, was a common and functional part of life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Until the mid-1900's a dovecote stood not far from the Chapel, on what is now cemetery property. It provided bird droppings to be used as fertilizer for the City's tree nursery, located along the ridge near the present-day driveway.

The Latin word for dovecote is columbarium, taken from the Latin columba or dove. The word columbarium came to mean a place for holding funerary urns or remains of the dead because of the resemblance between burial niches and the nesting boxes inside a dovecote.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 37° 24.847′ N, 79° 9.45′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Taylor Street, 0.1 miles north of 4th Street, on the left when traveling south. 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
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
2. The Dovecote-Columbarium Connection Marker
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ivy Chapel Union Church (a few steps from this marker); Chapel and Columbarium (a few steps from this marker); Ministers, Trustees and Other Religious Leaders (a few steps from this marker); Hermon Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Stone Watering Trough (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quartermaster's Glanders Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Glanders (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Glanders Stable (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 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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