Sheffield in Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Grave of John Lynch
who was the proprietor of lands
upon which the city is built
and for whom the city is named.
A zealous Quaker, benevolent
gentleman and promoter of
whatever advanced the general
good of his community.
Died October 31, 1820.
Erected 1935 by City Council of Lynchburg.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1814.
Location. 37° 22.348′ N, 79° 11.536′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is in Sheffield. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Avenue (Business U.S. 460) and John Lynch Place, on the right when traveling east. Located in the southwest corner of the the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5810 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg VA 24502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quaker Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); 91st Ohio Volunteer InfantryWest Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Quaker Meeting House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sandusky (about 500 feet away); To The Memory Of The Union Soldiers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynchburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sandusky (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.