“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Emporia, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Gordon Linwood Vincent


Gordon Linwood Vincent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Gordon Linwood Vincent Marker
Inscription.  Here lived Gordon L. Vincent, who represented Greensville and Sussex counties in the 1901-1902 Virginia Constitutional Convention. A successful and respected business leader, Vincent headed the Emporia Manufacturing Company, then one of the largest lumber companies in Southside Virginia. He also was president of the Emporia Machine Company, the Emporia Ice Company, and the Emporia Cotton Seed Oil Company, and vice president of the Citizens National Bank. He served as a member of the Greensville County School Board and the Emporia Town Council. His death on 18 July 1926 ended a notable business career.
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM-45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1926.
Location. 36° 41.044′ N, 77° 32.629′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles south of Brunswick Avenue
South Main Street (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. South Main Street (facing south)
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, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Edward E. Goodwyn (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Masonic Lodges (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Bishop William McKendree (about 600 feet away); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village View (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greensville County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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