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

Lynchburg Defenses

 
 
Lynchburg Defenses Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Lynchburg Defenses Marker
Inscription.  The earthwork on the hilltop, two hundred yards to the east, was thrown up as a part of the system of defenses for Lynchburg, 1861-65. The city was an important supply base and railroad center.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number M-60.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
Location. 37° 22.652′ N, 79° 7.73′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Campbell Avenue (U.S. 501) and Richmond Highway (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north 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 flies. Chestnut Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Virginia Collegiate and Industrial Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); Desmond Thomas Doss (approx. 1.4 miles away); Megginson Rosenwald School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ota Benga
Campbell Ave (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Campbell Ave (facing north)
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Virginia University of Lynchburg (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Chilembwe (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gregory Willis Hayes (approx. 1.8 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 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 22, 2022