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

Professor Frank Trigg

(1850-1933)

 
 
Professor Frank Trigg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Professor Frank Trigg Marker
Inscription.  Frank Trigg was a leading black educator in Virginia. He was born into slavery in Richmond while his parents were personal servants of Virginia Governor John B. Floyd. After the Civil War he attended Hampton Institute, and began teaching in Abingdon before moving to Lynchburg in 1880. He was a teacher and principal here for 22 years and became the first black supervisor of Lynchburg's black public schools. He was co-founder of the Virginia Teachers' Association, and later was president of colleges in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. In 1926 he retired to Lynchburg and resided here. He is buried in Old City Cemetery.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 37° 24.175′ N, 79° 9.045′ 
Professor Frank Trigg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Professor Frank Trigg Marker
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W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Pierce Street and 15th Street, on the right when traveling north on Pierce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1422 Pierce St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court (here, next to this marker); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Spencer Home and Edankraal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Anne Spencer House (about 500 feet away); In Tribute to Anne Bethel Spencer (about 500 feet away); Anne Spencer (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Anne Spencer House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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