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Near Airmont in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bushrod Lynn

(1842-1917)

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 10, 2017
1. Bushrod Lynn Marker
Inscription.  Bushrod Lynn was born in Loudoun County in 1842 and lived here at East Lynn. From 1891 to 1897, Lynn served as superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary. During a period characterized by harsh prison conditions, Lynn instituted prison reforms that abolished work camps, known for their high mortality rates, on the railroads. He advocated for establishment of the State Farm in Goochland County to relieve prison overcrowding and provide fresh air for tubercular prisoners. In 1905, Lynn was elected to the Senate of Virginia, representing Loudoun and Fauquier counties. Lynn died in 1917 and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Hisoric Resources. (Marker Number T-54.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 39° 4.01′ N, 77° 47.788′ W. Marker is near Airmont, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Airmont Road (County Route 719) 1.4 miles south of Snickersville Turnpike (County Route
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By J. J. Prats, September 10, 2017
2. Bushrod Lynn Marker
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734), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19955 Airmont Road, Round Hill VA 20141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Unison (approx. 2.2 miles away); White Pump Drovers Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Unison (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Unison (approx. 3.1 miles away); Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bluemont Historic District (approx. 3.7 miles away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bluemont (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
The Inn at East Lynn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 10, 2017
3. The Inn at East Lynn and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by John Harrison of Bluemont, Virginia. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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