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Norwood in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939)

"Father of Colonial Williamsburg"

 
 
Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2016
1. Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939) Marker
Inscription.  Born in Richmond in 1869, William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin lived in Norwood from 1871 until he entered Roanoke College in 1885. Goodwin’s childhood education and strong religious background helped shape his adult endeavors. While he was an Episcopal Rector at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, his vision of restoring the colonial capital captured the interest of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Their friendship and mutual respect inspired Rockefeller to begin the city’s restoration in 1927 and to invest millions in Colonial Williamsburg. Goodwin was credited with the persistence, wisdom, and enthusiasm to preserve a Virginia historic treasure.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R-82.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
Location. 37° 38.627′ N, 78° 
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48.544′ W. Marker is in Norwood, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is at the intersection of Norwood Lane (Virginia Route 626) and Capel Lane (Virginia Route 727), on the left when traveling west on Norwood Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norwood VA 24581, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Cabell (approx. 4.8 miles away); Buckingham County / Nelson County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Peter Cartwright (approx. 5.3 miles away); Oak Ridge Estate (approx. 7.4 miles away); Birthplace of Rives (approx. 7.4 miles away); Jimmy Fortune (approx. 7˝ miles away); Earl Henry Hamner, Jr. (approx. 7˝ miles away); Nelson County / Amherst County (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2016
2. Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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