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Jacob E. Yoder

 
 
Jacob E. Yoder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Jacob E. Yoder Marker
Inscription. Jacob Eschbach Yoder (22 Feb. 1838-15 Apr. 1905), reared a Mennonite in Pennsylvania, came to Lynchburg after the Civil War to teach former slaves in the Freedmen's Bureau's Camp Davis School. Following Reconstruction, Yoder served as supervising principal of Lynchburg's African American schools for more than 25 years and helped start the College Hill Baptist Church Sunday school. When he died, black teachers declared that "he had devoted his life unselfishly, and unstintingly to our race, and wore himself out in service to us." In 1911, the Lynchburg School Board named the new Yoder School for blacks, which stood here, after this public school pioneer.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-13.)
 
Location. 37° 25.023′ N, 79° 9.235′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Jackson St, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Professor Frank Trigg (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Jacob E. Yoder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Jacob E. Yoder Marker
Crippled Corps and V.M.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucy Mina Otey and the Ladie’s Relief Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate Section (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silas Green (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynchburg, Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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