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

Samuel Miller

(1792–1869)

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Samuel Miller Marker
Inscription. Samuel Miller, born in poverty in Albemarle County, became a successful Lynchburg tobacco merchant as a young adult. Investments in land, bonds, banks, and railroads later made him one of antebellum Virginia’s wealthiest men. Though reclusive and frugal in his personal life, he was a generous philanthropist. Among his beneficiaries were the University of Virginia, the City of Lynchburg, the Miller Home of Lynchburg for Girls, and the Miller School of Albemarle. In June 1864 Union forces ransacked his nearby home looking for valuables. That residence is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-34.)
 
Location. 37° 21.799′ N, 79° 12.548′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Richland Drive just north of Timberlake Road (Business U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grave of John Lynch (approx. 1.1 miles away); 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Samuel Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Samuel Miller Marker
Timberlake Road is behind the photographer, Richland Drive follows the yellow line to the left and Brookville Lane starts here on the right.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sandusky (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Sandusky (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lynchburg (approx. 1.4 miles away); Montview (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Samuel Miller house, nearby on Nelson Drive • Can you help?
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