Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
After the end of the war, when thousands of freed slaves across the South moved to cities, Green and several members of his family came to Lynchburg. He ﬁrst worked in a tobacco warehouse in the city, and then as a wagon driver and delivery man. The Green family lived near the intersection of Polk and Sixth Streets for nearly fifty years. Silas Green died in 1937 at the age of 92.
A small obelisk near the Monroe Street fence marks the grave of Silas Green, his wife, his mother-in-law, and his infant daughter.
Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches, by R. H. Early, page 263.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons (here, next to this marker); Crippled Corps and V.M.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Lynchburg, Virginia (here, next to this marker); The Confederate Section (here, next to this marker); Lucy Mina Otey and the Ladie’s Relief Hospital (here, next to this marker); Professor Frank Trigg (within shouting distance of this marker); Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carl Porter Cato Rose Collection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
Also see . . . Old City Cemetery. The oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use today - central Virginia's most unique public garden. (Submitted on May 28, 2014.)
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.