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

General Edward E. Goodwyn

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. General Edward E. Goodwyn Marker
Inscription. Edward Everard Goodwyn was born in Greensville Co. on 26 Sept. 1874. An Emporia businessman and civic leader, he also commanded the Virginia American Legion (1922-1923) and was a member of its National Executive Committee (1923-1925). Goodwyn served in the Fourth Virginia Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers reaching the rank of colonel. During World War I, he was stationed in France. In 1940, Gov. James H. Price appointed him brigadier general of the Virginia Protective Force, a post he held throughout World War II. He was a member of the Senate of Virginia from 1946 to 1947. Goodwyn died on 29 April 1961 and is buried northwest of here.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM-53.)
 
Location. 36° 41.009′ N, 77° 32.652′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 301) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gordon Linwood Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop William McKendree (about 400 feet away, measured in
General Edward E. Goodwyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. General Edward E. Goodwyn Marker
a direct line); Early Masonic Lodges (about 600 feet away); Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Village View (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Village View (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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