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

Chestnut Hill

 
 
Chestnut Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
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 series list.
 
Location. 37° 22.825′ N, 79° 8.054′ W. Marker is in Fairview Heights 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 as the crow
Campbell Ave & Martin St (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Campbell Ave & Martin St (facing south)
flies. Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Virginia University of Lynchburg (approx. 1.4 miles away); Professor Frank Trigg (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pauline Weeden Maloney (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Anne Spencer House (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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