“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Woodland in Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Pearl S. Buck Marker
Inscription.  Internationally known author and humanitarian Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892-1973) graduated in 1914 from Randolph-Macon Women’s College, where she wrote for the college’s literary magazine. She was the author of more than 70 books, many of which were best sellers. In 1932, Buck received the Pulitzer Prize for the widely read novel The Good Earth. In 1938 she became the first United States woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. At the time of Buck’s death, she was one of the most widely translated United States writers. In 1941, Buck was a founder of the East and West Association, dedicated to cultural exchange between the United States and Asia.
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-22.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 37° 26.118′ N, 79° 10.321′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg
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, Virginia. It is in Woodland. Marker is on Rivermont Avenue east of Arlington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randolph-Macon Woman's College (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Helen McGehee (approx. ¼ mile away); Sallie Blount Mahood (1864-1953) (approx. ¼ mile away); Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y (approx. ¼ mile away); Miller-Claytor House (approx. half a mile away); Fink Deck Truss (approx. half a mile away); Troubled to Healing Waters (approx. half a mile away); The Long View (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
Rivermont Ave (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Rivermont Ave (facing east)
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 802 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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