Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Father Ryan's Home
"But their memories e'er shall remain for us and their names, bright names, without stain for us:
the glory they won shall not wane for us.
In legend and lay our heroes in gray shall for ever live over again for us."
Erected by City of Norfolk.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 52.2′ N, 76° 16.85′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Route 247) and Tidewater Drive (Virginia Route 168), on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ella J. Baker (approx. half a mile away); West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Point Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Norfolk 17 (approx. 0.7 miles West Point Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named West Point Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Elmwood Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
Regarding Father Ryan's Home. Norfolk is one location cited as Ryan's birthplace. Most sources indicate Ryan was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. Regardless Ryan spent part of his childhood in Norfolk before the family moved west to Missouri.
Also see . . . Father Abram Ryan. Wikipedia entry. Ryan may not have been "officially" part of the Confederate army, but his presence at many major battles in the western theater is well documented. (Submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 381 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. 2. submitted on February 5, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.