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

Chestnut Hill

 
 
Chestnut Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Chestnut Hill Marker
Inscription.  Nearby stood Chestnut Hill, the home of Charles Lynch, Sr. He was the father of John Lynch, the founder of Lynchburg, and of Charles Lynch, Jr., a Revolutionary officer. Charles Lynch, Sr., died in 1753 and is believed to be buried at Chestnut Hill. The wooden house was later owned by Judge Edmond Winston and then by Henry Langhorne, during whose occupancy it burned. Members of the Lynch family were among the first Quaker settlers in the area.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-146.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
 
Location. 37° 22.825′ N, 79° 8.054′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Campbell Avenue (Business U.S. 501) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling south on Campbell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Campbell Ave & Martin St (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Campbell Ave & Martin St (facing south)
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as the crow flies. Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Virginia Collegiate and Industrial Institute (approx. 0.9 miles away); Desmond Thomas Doss (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ota Benga (approx. 1.4 miles away); Virginia University of Lynchburg (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Chilembwe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gregory Willis Hayes (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lynchburg Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jul. 4, 2022