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Airmont in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Bushrod Lynn


BUSHROD LYNN Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Harrison, August 28, 2016
Inscription. Bushrod Lynn was born in Loudoun County in 1842 and lived here at East Lynn. From 1891 to 1897, Lynn served as superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary. During a period characterized by harsh prison conditions, Lynn instituted prison reforms that abolished work camps, known for their high mortality rates, on the railroads. He advocated for establishment of the State Farm in Goochland County to relieve prison overcrowding and provide fresh air for tubercular prisoners. In 1905, Lynn was elected to the Senate of Virginia, representing Loudoun and Fauquier counties. Lynn died in 1917 and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Erected 2010 by Department of Hisoric Resources. (Marker Number T 54.)
Location. 39° 4.018′ N, 77° 47.77′ W. Marker is in Airmont, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Airmont Road (County Route 719). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19955 Airmont Road, Round Hill VA 20141, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Pump Drovers Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Unison (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Unison (approx. 3.1 miles away); Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bluemont Historic District (approx. 3.7 miles away); History of St. Louis (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mt. Airy Fight (approx. 4.4 miles away); Crook and Early (approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing).
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by John Harrison of Bluemont, Virginia. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 28, 2016, by John Harrison of Bluemont, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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