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

Lady Astor Birthplace

 
 
Lady Astor Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Lady Astor Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  In this house Nancy Witcher Langhorne was born 19 May 1879. As Lady Astor she became the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons, serving from 1919 to 1945. Through the Langhorne family, her roots in Virginia run deep into the Seventeenth Century.
 
Erected 1991 by Henry Corbin Chapter • Virginia Society • National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is May 19, 1879.
 
Location. 36° 34.804′ N, 79° 24.189′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is on Broad Street north of Main Street (Virginia Route 293), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Langhorne House (a few steps from this marker); The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratford College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Delius (about 300 feet away); Holbrook-Ross Historic District
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By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Lady Astor Birthplace Marker
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(about 700 feet away); Last Confederate Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sutherlin House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutherlin Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Langhorne House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
3. Langhorne House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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