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Douglas Southall Freeman

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Douglas Southall Freeman Marker
Inscription. Born at 416 Main Street on 16 May 1886, the son of a Confederate veteran, Douglas Southall Freeman moved with his family to Richmond three years later. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1904 and earned a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1908. Freeman subsequently held several posts as an educator and editor, but he is best known as the editor of the Richmond News Leader (1915-1949) and as the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington. Freeman died in Richmond on 13 June 1953.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q6 17.)
 
Location. 37° 25.11′ N, 79° 8.745′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Amherst Highway (Virginia Route 163), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 Main Street, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allen Weir Freeman, M.D. (here, next to this marker); Lynchburg History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lynchburg History
Douglas Southall Freeman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Douglas Southall Freeman Marker
(about 700 feet away); Court Street Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Latham's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); John Daniel’s Home (approx. ¼ mile 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, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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