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Douglas Southall Freeman

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Douglas Southall Freeman Marker
Inscription.  Born at 416 Main Street on 16 May 1886, the son of a Confederate veteran, Douglas Southall Freeman moved with his family to Richmond three years later. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1904 and earned a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1908. Freeman subsequently held several posts as an educator and editor, but he is best known as the editor of the Richmond News Leader (1915-1949) and as the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington. Freeman died in Richmond on 13 June 1953.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q6-17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunications. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1886.
 
Location. 37° 25.11′ N, 79° 8.745′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Amherst Highway (Virginia Route 163), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 Main Street, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Douglas Southall Freeman Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Allen Weir Freeman, M.D. (here, next to this marker); Lynchburg History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Academy of Music (1905-1958) (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (about 700 feet away); Court Street Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Latham's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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