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Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School

 
 
Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School Marker
Inscription.  Abram Frederick Biggers (1838 - 1879), a lawyer by profession, was appointed the first superintendent of the Lynchburg and Campbell County schools in 1870. As a part of his effort to build a strong system, Biggers toured northern states to study their schools. He is credited with building one of the best school systems in the state. The Lynchburg schools opened to more than 700 students segregated by race in nine rented buildings. Biggers School, designed by August Forsburg, was the largest in Lynchburg when it opened in 1881 with a capacity for 305 students. The school served the community until its demolition in the autumn of 1967.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 37° 24.996′ N, 79° 8.898′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Street (Virginia
5th St & Clay St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. 5th St & Clay St
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Route 163) and Clay Street, on the left when traveling east on Fifth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court Street Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carter Glass House (about 500 feet away); Rosalie Slaughter Morton, M.D. (1872-1968) (about 800 feet away); Latham's Battery (about 800 feet away); St. Paul's Vestry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Douglas Southall Freeman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allen Weir Freeman, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynchburg History (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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