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

Sandusky

 
 
Sandusky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Sandusky Marker
Inscription.  To the northwest is Sandusky, built by Charles Johnston about 1808. He named it after a place in Ohio where Indians had held him prisoner in 1790. The two-story structure was one of the Lynchburg area's first houses to display the details and refinement of high-style Federal architecture. In 1864, during the Battle of Lynchburg, Sandusky served as headquarters for Union Maj. Gen. David Hunter. Future presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley served on Hunter's staff. Hunter had been a West Point classmate of Confederate Maj. George C. Hutter, who owned Sandusky at the time of the Union occupation.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number L-22.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 22.418′ N, 79° 11.481′ W. Marker is in Sheffield in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Avenue (Business U.S. 460) and Coronado Lane, on the right when traveling east on Fort Avenue. Touch for map. Marker
Fort Ave (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Fort Ave (facing east)
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quaker Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of John Lynch (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Quaker Meeting House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sandusky (approx. half a mile away); Lynchburg (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Miller (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Early (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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