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

Station House Museum

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Station House Museum Marker
Inscription.  
This Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Station was in use at Stapleton in Amherst County, Virginia, from 1898 until 1937. It is the only remaining C&O “Standard Station” of its size and style.

In 1999-2001 the badly-deteriorated Station was dismantled board-by-board and reconstructed here to interpret the importance of railroads in the history of Lynchburg. Through employment, war, and accident, thousands of people buried in this cemetery lived and died by the railroad.

The furnishings and instruments in the Station Agent, Passenger, and Baggage Rooms are typical of the World War I era.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 37° 24.854′ N, 79° 9.487′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, 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. Lynchburg, Virginia, 1864 (a few steps from this marker); History of the Stapleton Station (a few steps from
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By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Station House Museum
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this marker); When Lynchburg Was “Lunchburg” (a few steps from this marker); Life and Death (a few steps from this marker); Veterans of World War I Buried in the Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Genealogy of Lynchburg's Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); The Duval Holt Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg’s First Public Hanging, 1830 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery Museums. Old City Cemetery (Submitted on May 27, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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