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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lynchburg, Virginia

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1 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-16 — Allen Weir Freeman, M.D.7 Jan. 1881 - 3 July 1954
Born at 416 Main Street, Allen W. Freeman, brother of editor and historian Douglas Southall Freeman, was a pioneer in public health administration and education. He was educated at the University of Richmond and the Johns Hopkins University School . . . Map (db m54457) HM
2 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-12 — Carter Glass
Born January 4, 1858, in a house which stood on this site. Newspaper publisher; member of the State Senate and delegate to the State Constitutional Convention of 1901–1902; member of the United States House of Representatives, 1902-1918, and . . . Map (db m46506) HM
3 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Civil War LynchburgSupplying Lee’s Army — Battle of Lynchburg —
Established in 1786, Lynchburg was a thriving commercial center famous for its tobacco and manufacturing industries when Fort Sumter, South Carolina was bombarded in April 1861 and the Civil War began. Lynchburg’s Fair Grounds and Camp Davis . . . Map (db m155503) HM
4 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q6-17 — Douglas Southall Freeman
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 . . . Map (db m54455) HM
5 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-44 — Federal Transient Bureau Fire
The deadliest fire in Lynchburg history occurred here at a Federal Transient Bureau shelter on 24 March 1934. The Bureau, opened by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration as part of the New Deal, housed out-of-work men passing through town . . . Map (db m136321) HM
6 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — K-142 — John Daniel’s Home
This Federal-style mansion was built by John Marshall Warwick in 1826. It was the birthplace of John Warwick Daniel, grandson of the builder, whose father was Judge William Daniel, resident of nearby Point of Honor. John W. Daniel was known as the . . . Map (db m86231) HM
7 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — John Lynch
The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erects this tablet to the memory of John Lynch The Founder of Lynchburg. Incorporated 1786Map (db m156585) HM
8 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Korean War1950 - 1953
"I now know that wars do not end wars." — Henry Ford
United States Marine Corps B Company 5th Infantry Battalion—USMCR Those who died Robert H. Anderson • Sidney A. Cabell • . . . Map (db m179576) WM
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9 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-36 — Lucile Barrow Turner(1895–1979)
’Cile Turner, a Southside Virginia native who resided near Lynchburg, championed African American folk music during her 50-year career as a composer, folklorist, and performer. A white, affluent, married woman, she transcended social norms as . . . Map (db m104419) HM
10 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-21 — Luke Jordan, Blues Pioneer
Singer-guitarist Luke Jordan (1892-1952) was a familiar presence on the streets of Lynchburg from the 1920s until World War II. Jordan and other African American musicians in the Southeast merged blues with an existing repertoire of ballads, . . . Map (db m54458) HM
11 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-11 — Lynchburg
In 1757 John Lynch opened a ferry here; in 1765 a church was built. In 1786 Lynchburg was established by act of Assembly; in 1791 the first tobacco warehouse was built. Lynchburg was incorporated as a town in 1805. In 1840 the James River and . . . Map (db m46461) HM
12 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg Confederate Soldiers Monument
(front) 1861—1865 Our Confederate Soldiers (rear) Erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy of Lynchburg, Virginia in 1899, to commemorate the heroism of our Confederate Soldiers (side) Kirk Wood . . . Map (db m54488) HM
13 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryNinth and Main Streets
The James River originates in the mountains to the west and flows through Lynchburg and Richmond before reaching the Chesapeake Bay. In 1757, the Lynch family built a ferry across the James River ahead of you at the foot of this hill; today, the . . . Map (db m54490) HM
14 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryChurch and Ninth Streets
Monument Terrace, completed in 1925, links Church Street with Court Street via 132 steps and 10 landings. The bronze statue, The Listening Post, created by Charles Keck, commemorates Lynchburg’s World War I dead. Several other memorials have . . . Map (db m54492) HM
15 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryCommerce Street and Horseford Road
Horseford Road is named for the nearby ford that Virginia Indians and early settlers used to cross the James River. During the 19th century, this area was home to tobacco factories, flour mills, and iron foundries. The large red brick building to . . . Map (db m54493) HM
16 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryCourt Street and Monument Terrace
This area became known as Court House Hill when the first courthouse was built here in 1813. The district contains a variety of architectural styles and notable churches, as well as the city’s 1855 Old Court House, now the Lynchburg Museum. There . . . Map (db m54494) HM
17 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryMain and Fifth Streets
Fifth Street was known as Ferry Road early in the 1800s. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Southall Freeman was born nearby in 1886. By the mid-20th century, thirty African American-owned businesses lined Fifth Street, the center of black life . . . Map (db m54495) HM
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18 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryPercival’s Island Natural Area
In front of you is the Percival’s Island Natural Area, a mile-and-a-half-long refuge that is bisected by the RiverWalk Section of the James River Heritage Trail. The 56-acre island reflects centuries of natural and human expansion, development, and . . . Map (db m74030) HM
19 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryMain and Seventh Streets
As Lynchburg grew, Main Street became the commercial center, with bookstores, dry goods stores, furniture shops, clothing stores, cigar stores, barbershops, banks, and hotels. During the Civil War, Lucy Otey founded the Ladies Relief Hospital, which . . . Map (db m74031) HM
20 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Lynchburg HistoryPFC Desmond Thomas Doss
Desmond T. Doss was born in Lynchburg in 1919 and grew up in the Fairview Heights neighborhood. A Seventh Day Adventist and a pacifist, Doss was working at the Newport News Shipyard when WWII began. He was eligible for a deferment as a defense . . . Map (db m179601) HM
21 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Mr. Elder’s Rose Garden
Lawrence Lloyd Elder (1896-1964) was a valued employee of the City of Lynchburg for over 34 years. His special domain was gardening and his responsibility the greenhouses in Miller Park where the city’s flowers were raised for use in the parks. . . . Map (db m46507) HM
22 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-51 — Nuclear Ship Savannah
The NS Savannah was the world's first nuclear-powered merchant ship. Authorized in 1956 during Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative, its purpose was to demonstrate to the world the safe and peaceful use of atomic power. The . . . Map (db m179542) HM
23 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Percival's Island Overlook"A Legacy Project"
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown & 250th Anniversary of John Lynch's FerryMap (db m136520) HM
24 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Point of Beginning
In October, 1786, the General Assembly approved that 45 acres of land belonging to John Lynch be laid off in half-acre lots to establish a town by the name of Lynchburg. The original trustees Charles Brooks, Jesse Burton, John Callaway, John Clarke, . . . Map (db m46483) HM
25 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — POW★MIA
You are not forgottenMap (db m179574) WM
26 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Purple Heart Memorial
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation's oldest military decoration Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932
My stone is red for the blood they shed. . . . Map (db m179570) WM
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27 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the Spanish American War
1898 - 1902 Erected by R.E Craighill Camp No. 11 Dept. of Virginia United Spanish- war VeteransMap (db m20233) HM
28 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — St. Paul's Vestry House308 7th Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m179607) HM
29 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Q-6-49 — The Academy of Music (1905-1958)
The Academy of Music was a regional center of entertainment early in the 20th century. Its neo-classical facade and elaborate interior date from the rebuilding following a fire in 1911. The theater featured local talent, vaudeville acts, and . . . Map (db m165406) HM
30 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — The Ladies Relief Hospital
This tablet marks the site of The Ladies Relief Hospital Founded 1862 by Capt. (Mrs.) Lucy Mina Otey. Through its kindly ministrations, many wounded and sick soldiers of the Confederacy were tenderly nursed back to health and strength, . . . Map (db m179538) HM
31 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — The Ladies Relief Hospital
This tablet marks the site of The Ladies Relief Hospital Founded 1861 by Lucy Mina Otey Love makes memory eternal Map (db m179540) HM
32 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — Vietnam1961 - 1973
"Lord God of hosts, Be with us yet. Lest we forget— Lest we forget." —Rudyard Kipling Those who died John D. Bass • Russell K. Blatz • Donald E. Clark, Jr. • Richard W. Crickenberger • John W. Davidson • . . . Map (db m179571) WM
33 Virginia, Lynchburg, Central Business District — World War II1941 - 1945
"This war has been an array of the forces of evil against those of righteousness… No matter what the cost, the war had to be won." — Dwight D. Eisenhower
Those who died John W. Acree • Clifton Earl . . . Map (db m179599) WM
34 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-19 — Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School
Abram Frederick Biggers (1838 - 1879), a lawyer by profession, was appointed the first superintendent of the Lynchburg and Campbell County schools in 1870. As a part of his effort to build a strong system, Biggers toured northern states to study . . . Map (db m54467) HM
35 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Carter Glass House605 Clay Street
Carter Glass House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the history of the United States of America 1977 National Park Service United . . . Map (db m179605) HM
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36 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-18 — Court Street Baptist Church
The congregation was organized in 1843, when Lynchburg’s African American Baptists were separated from First Baptist Church. The new African Baptist Church of Lynchburg met in a converted theater. It was demolished in 1879, after the deaths of . . . Map (db m46591) HM
37 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-56 — Elizabeth Langhorne Lewis(1851-1946)
The home of Elizabeth Lewis, one of the most influential women’s suffrage activists in Virginia, stood here. As a Vice President of the Equal Suffrage League (ESL) of Virginia, she organized local leagues, gave speeches, and lobbied elected . . . Map (db m208963) HM
38 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Federal Hill
Lynchburg's first residential suburb became part of the city by annexation in 1814 and 1819. Houses within the neighborhood's nine block area represent over a hundred years of architectural styles that include Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, . . . Map (db m54416) HM
39 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-3 — Inner Defenses1864
Here ran the Inner Line of Lynchburg defenses thrown up by General D. H. Hill in June, 1864. General John C. Breckinridge, confronting General Hunter in the Shenandoah Valley, made a forced march to forestall Hunter. Hill constructed a shallow line . . . Map (db m156360) HM
40 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-8 — Inner Defenses
Here, facing west, ran the inner defenses of the city, located by General D. H. Hill. They were constructed by convalescents and home guards. General Early, after an inspection of the system, moved most of the men to the outer works well to the . . . Map (db m54452) HM
41 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Jackson Street United Methodist ChurchOldest African-American Methodist Church in Lynchburg — African American Heritage Trail of Central Virginia —
Jackson Street United Methodist Church is Lynchburg's oldest African-American Methodist church and the City's second oldest independent black congregation. It was organized shortly after the Civil War, drawing its membership from the "colored . . . Map (db m179842) HM
42 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — John Warwick Daniel
(west face) John Warwick Daniel • Born in Lynchburg, September 5, 1842 • Died in Lynchburg, June 29, 1910 • Foremost and best loved Virginian of his time. (north face) Major in the Army of Northern Virginia, and for twenty-four . . . Map (db m57288) HM
43 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Kemper Street StationHistory
The new Kemper Street Station, which opened on October 31, 1912, was one of many improvements made in Lynchburg by Southern Railway to double track its mainline between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The Rivermont Tunnel, the James River Bridge, and . . . Map (db m57298) HM
44 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Latham's Battery
This tablet marks the location of the gun house of Latham's Battery. Organized May 28th, 1860. Left Lynchburg on the 23rd of April, 1861 and was mustered into the service of the C.S.A. on the 25th of April, 1861 with 95 men on roll; was . . . Map (db m54376) HM
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45 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-55 — Lucy Harrison Miller Baber (1908-1996)
Lucy Baber helped to overhaul Virginia's juvenile justice system in the mid-20th century. As a member of a Virginia Advisory Legislative Council subcommittee, she assisted in formulating legislation that in 1950 strengthened the juvenile court . . . Map (db m179551) HM
46 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — LynchburgOld Court House
The Old Court House was completed in 1855 and was occupied by the Circuit and Hustings Courts and the Lynchburg city government. During the Civil War, Lynchburg became a center for war munitions, army supplies, troop training and medical facilities . . . Map (db m54378) HM
47 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Micajah Davis Housec. 1817 — Federal Hill Historic District —
The Federal character of this home remains unchanged. Many classic features such as interior woodwork, floors, windows and the detached brick kitchen are original.Map (db m179844) HM
48 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-35 — Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
African American community leaders petitioned Lynchburg’s school board for a new high school to serve black students early in the 1920s. Named for poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, the school opened here in 1923. Shop, home economics, . . . Map (db m104422) HM
49 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-50 — Rosalie Slaughter Morton, M.D. (1872-1968)
The childhood home of Rosalie S. Morton, surgeon and public health advocate, stood on the present site of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Morton graduated from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1897 and trained in Europe and Asia. She led . . . Map (db m179604) HM
50 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-18 — Samuel D. Rockenbach, 1869–1952Brigadier General, U.S. Army Cavalry
Nearby at 805 Madison Street is the birthplace of General Rocken­bach, “Father of the U.S. Army Tank Corps.” He began his education in Lynch­burg schools and was honor graduate of Virginia Military Institute in 1889. As first chief of the Army’s . . . Map (db m46562) HM
51 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6 60 — Samuel F. Kelso(ca. 1825 - 1880)
Samuel Kelso, born into slavery, became one of Lynchburg first African American teachers after the Civil War. He taught at a freedmen's school on 12th Street and was later a trustee of the all-Black Polk Street School. Kelso was elected to represent . . . Map (db m202028) HM
52 Virginia, Lynchburg, College Hill — Q-6-41 — Virginia Teachers Association
African American educators organized the Virginia Teachers' Reading Circle here at the Jackson Street Methodist Episcopal Church on 13 Aug. 1887. Established during a session of the Peabody Normal Institute, a summer course for teachers from across . . . Map (db m179841) HM
53 Virginia, Lynchburg, Daniels Hill — Q-6-7 — Inner Defenses 1864
A line of shallow entrenchments extended from near this point along the crest of the hill to the east. These works were occupied by the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, who had marched here with General Breckinridge after the Institute at . . . Map (db m54450) HM
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54 Virginia, Lynchburg, Daniels Hill — Point of HonorSpies in Lynchburg
Col. Robert Owen, president of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, owned Point of Honor during the war. This railroad, one of three that served Lynchburg, transported thousands of Confederate troops as well as wounded, supplies, prisoners of war, . . . Map (db m54373) HM
55 Virginia, Lynchburg, Daniels Hill — L-23 — Point of Honor
Point of Honor stands half a mile to the northeast. Built for Dr. George Cabell Sr. in 1815, this refined Federal-style house is stylistically linked to dwellings in Richmond such as the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House. According to local tradition, duels . . . Map (db m86230) HM
56 Virginia, Lynchburg, Dearington — Model 1474 Gallion Roller
This Model 1474 Gallion Roller built in 1922 was used to construct roads in and around Lynchburg, Virginia. It's basic use was to compact base stone but was also used to compact asphalt. It was donated to Lynchburg's Public Works Dept. by . . . Map (db m179647) HM
57 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-30 — Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home
Near this spot stood a small frame house known as Dorchester Home or Old Folks Home for impoverished former slave women. Established in 1897 by Hampton Institute graduate and Lynchburg public school principal Amelia Perry Pride (1857-1932), it . . . Map (db m89914) HM
58 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Anne SpencerWomen of Virginia Historic Trail
Virginia's premier Black lyric poet who was a central figure in the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer gained national respect through her dedication to her writing and to the cause of cultural enlightenment for Black . . . Map (db m179851) HM
59 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Anne Spencer and Her Garden
[The marker features a photograph with the following caption:] Edward and Anne Spencer were photographed in the 1940's beside this pond. Note the corner of the bench and the birdhouse in the background.Map (db m179853) HM
60 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Anne Spencer Home and EdankraalLiterary Landmarks Register — Friends of Libraries U.S.A. —
From 1903-1975, Anne Spencer's home and garden inspired poetry demonstrating keen insight into the human soul, a high regard for individualism, a determined insistence on equality, and a love of nature.Map (db m179847) HM
61 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Anne Spencer House
Home of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Bannister Spencer from 1903 until her death in 1975. Local historic district designated by the City of LynchburgMap (db m179845) HM
62 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-28 — C.W. Seay(1900-1982)
Clarence William “Dick” Seay, who lived here, was principal of Dunbar High School, Lynchburg’s secondary school for African Americans. A pioneer in the struggle for equal opportunities for blacks, for 30 years Seay shaped Dunbar High . . . Map (db m74016) HM
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63 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-29 — Camp Davis
Camp Davis, a Civil War mustering ground for Confederate troops from Virginia under the command of Col. Jubal A. Early, once occupied this area. At least 130 Southern soldiers died at the camp's own Pratt Hospital and were buried in . . . Map (db m89912) HM
64 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-43 — Cary DeVall Langhorne (1837-1948)
Lynchburg native Cary D. Langhorne spent his early years here. A surgeon in the U.S. Navy, he was wounded in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902). During the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. government disputed the legitimacy of Mexican Pres. . . . Map (db m179546) HM
65 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-23 — Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr.
Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr., aviation pioneer and Civil Rights activist was born in Lynchburg on 5 Nov. 1906, the son of poet Anne Spencer. He moved to Chicago and by 1934 began pursuing his pilot's license. As a charter member of the National Airmen's . . . Map (db m74010) HM
66 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Diamond HillLocal historic district designated by City of Lynchburg
This popular residential area had its beginnings in the early 19th Century and was annexed into the city in 1870. It gained prominence around the beginning of the 20th Century with the construction of many large homes in Victorian, Georgian and . . . Map (db m179547) HM
67 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-7 — Diamond Hill Baptist Church
Diamond Hill Baptist Church was established in 1872, seven years after slavery was abolished. The current church, a Gothic Revival–style building, was completed in 1886. Under the pastorate and leadership of the Rev. Dr. Virgil A. Wood from . . . Map (db m74006) HM
68 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-27 — Dr. Robert Walter Johnson(1899-1971)
The desegregation of tennis was due in large part to the efforts of Dr. R. Walter “Whirlwind” Johnson. The first African American to earn staff privileges at Lynchburg General Hospital, he also worked to overcome barriers keeping young . . . Map (db m74015) HM
69 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court
Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark by the Virginia Historic Resources Board and placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the . . . Map (db m74033) HM
70 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Dunbar High School1923–1970 — Motto: Looking Forward Not Backward —
“We love Old Dunbar best of all, the ideals for which she stands: We are her sons and daughters true and we try to bring her fame . . . ” —Alma Mater The successful school and its community are inseparable. The school . . . Map (db m104426) HM
71 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — In Tribute to Anne Bethel Spencer1882 - 1975
Noted poet, distinguished Virginian, pioneer civilian and beloved educatorMap (db m179848) HM
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72 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Lucado House (1902)
Georgian Revival, attributed to Frye & Chesterman, Architects. Built for G. Funsten Lucado, president of several West Virginia coal companies. Meta Glass, sister of Mrs. Lucado, also lived here until 1925, when she became president of Sweet Briar . . . Map (db m179548) HM
73 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Lynchburg Civil War HospitalsKnight and Miller Tobacco Factories — Battle of Lynchburg —
These tobacco factories, built in 1845, were typical of the nineteen in Lynchburg converted into hospitals during the Civil War. Surgeon J.K. Page supervised Knight’s and Miller’s as divisions of General Hospital No. 2. The Thirty-two hospitals . . . Map (db m169077) HM
74 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — N.B. Handy Housec. 1897 — Diamond Hill Historic District —
Built by Nathan B. Handy, this Italianate stucco was extensively renovated in 1912. The architects, Burnham and Cave, drew up the plans. Few alterations have been made in the structure since then. The house was sold in 1949 after the death of . . . Map (db m179550) HM
75 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-31 — Pauline Weeden Maloney(1904–1987)
Here lived Pauline Maloney, known as Lynchburg’s “first lady of education.” A graduate of Howard University, she worked in Lynchburg public schools from 1937 to 1970, most notably as a guidance counselor and administrator at the all-black . . . Map (db m89902) HM
76 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q-6-26 — Professor Frank Trigg(1850-1933)
Frank Trigg was a leading black educator in Virginia. He was born into slavery in Richmond while his parents were personal servants of Virginia Governor John B. Floyd. After the Civil War he attended Hampton Institute, and began teaching in Abingdon . . . Map (db m74014) HM
77 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Rumble Seat
This playful sculpture, fashioned from a rumble seat belonging to Chauncey Spencer, Anne's son, continues the Spencer family tradition of creating art from recycled materials. The sculpture is the work of designer Shaun Spencer-Hester, Anne . . . Map (db m179850) HM
78 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court
During the 1940's through early 1960's Dr. R. Walter Johnson trained aspiring, black, tennis hopefuls on this site. Among these were Althea Gibson & Arthur Ashe.Map (db m74035) HM
79 Virginia, Lynchburg, Diamond Hill — Q6-20 — The Anne Spencer House1313 Pierce Street
This was the home of Edward Alexander and Anne Bannister Spencer from 1903 until her death on July 25, 1975. Born on February 6, 1882, in Henry County, Va. Anne Spencer was to receive national and international recognition as a poet. Published . . . Map (db m74009) HM
80 Virginia, Lynchburg, Fairview Heights — K-146 — Chestnut Hill
Nearby stood Chestnut Hill, the home of Charles Lynch, Sr. He was the father of John Lynch, the founder of Lynchburg, and of Charles Lynch, Jr., a Revolutionary officer. Charles Lynch, Sr., died in 1753 and is believed to be buried at Chestnut Hill. . . . Map (db m54402) HM
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81 Virginia, Lynchburg, Fairview Heights — Q-6-40 — Desmond Thomas Doss(1919-2006)
Lynchburg native Desmond T. Doss grew up nearby in the Fairview Heights neighborhood. A member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a pacifist, Doss was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II but refused to bear arms. Though officially . . . Map (db m179858) HM
82 Virginia, Lynchburg, Fairview Heights — Q-6-38 — Virginia Collegiate and Industrial Institute
The Virginia Collegiate and Industrial Institute opened here in 1893 as a branch of Morgan College in Baltimore, Maryland. The school offered college preparation, industrial education, and teacher training to African American students. Jackson . . . Map (db m179860) HM
83 Virginia, Lynchburg, Fort Hill — Battle of Lynchburg Memorial Arch
Memorial arch erected June 1924 by the Old Dominion Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy commemorating the Battle of Lynchburg which took place June 18, 1864 at this point on the line of defences facing the Old Salem Turnpike.Map (db m179632) HM WM
84 Virginia, Lynchburg, Fort Hill — Fort EarlyThe Confederate Center — Battle of Lynchburg —
Following the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg in July 1863, Lynchburg’s citizens became concerned about the lack of defenses around the city. Gen. Francis Nicholls, post commander, prepared a series of earthen redoubts and trenches at strategic . . . Map (db m155538) HM
85 Virginia, Lynchburg, Fort Hill — Lynchburg During The Civil War
In 1861, Lynchburg was Virginia's sixth largest city with a population of almost 7,000 people—3,800 white, 2,700 slaves, and 350 free blacks. Tobacco, especially the production of flavored chewing tobacco, made Lynchburg one of the wealthiest . . . Map (db m179641) HM
86 Virginia, Lynchburg, Fort Hill — This Reservation
This reservation was secured through the efforts of R.B. Dameron, David Walker and Ruth H. Early in 1905 from Campbell County School Trustees for the O.D. Chapter which in 1920 placed it in the charge of Fort Hill Club for Preservation.Map (db m179630) HM
87 Virginia, Lynchburg, Liberty University — L-21 — Montview
Montview was constructed in 1923 as the home of Senator and former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Carter Glass. Glass served in the House of Representatives and Senate from 1902 to 1946 and was known as the “Father of the Federal Reserve System” in . . . Map (db m55733) HM
88 Virginia, Lynchburg, Linkhorne — Q-6-45 — Locust Thicket
Maj. Samuel Scott (1754-1822), a Revolutionary War officer, bought land here in 1786 and established Locust Thicket, one of several plantations he owned nearby. About 30 enslaved African Americans labored on his properties. The existing house was . . . Map (db m179627) HM
89 Virginia, Lynchburg, Lynchburg College — Q-6-13 — Lynchburg College
Lynchburg College was founded in 1903 as Virginia Christian College by Dr. Josephus Hopwood and a group of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) clergymen and lay leaders. It is one of the earliest colleges in Virginia to be founded as . . . Map (db m65389) HM
90 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Q-6-32 — Dr. Robert Withers Morgan(1844–1904)
Dental innovator Dr. Robert W. Morgan lived here. Troubled by the lack of dental care for soldiers while he served in the Confederate army, he studied dentistry after the war. During the 1880s he formulated dental hygiene products including . . . Map (db m104398) HM
91 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Q-6-53 — Edward Christian Glass (1852-1931)
E.C. Glass became superintendent of Lynchburg's public school system in 1879, at the age of 26, and served for nearly 53 years. He established, and for 18 years oversaw, a summer teachers' institute that trained thousands of teachers from Virginia . . . Map (db m179643) HM
92 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Q–6-1 — Fort Early
Named for Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, this roughly square earthen redoubt served as a part of the outer line of defense for Lynchburg in June 1864. Fort Early and the outer fortifications were constructed to provide additional protection . . . Map (db m3602) HM
93 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Q-6-33 — Georgia Weston Morgan(1869–1951)
Artist and educator Georgia Morgan studied painting at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and at the Académie Julian in Paris. She was a co-founder of the Lynchburg Civic Art League in 1932 and helped establish the city’s Federal Art Gallery, a . . . Map (db m104411) HM
94 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Horse Drawn Road Grader
This is an American Big Winner No. 31 grader built around 1880 by American Road Machine Company in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It is a horse drawn grader that was pulled by a team of four or more horses. It was used to build and maintain early . . . Map (db m179648) HM
95 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Jubal Early Memorial
Memorial to Jubal Anderson Early, Lieutenant General C.S.A., and to the brave Confederate soldiers under him who came to the rescue of Lynchburg when it was threatened by an invasion of Federal forces and erected these earthworks behind which they . . . Map (db m155537) HM
96 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Q-6-6 — Mustered and Disbanded 1861-1865
At this point the Second Virginia Cavalry was mustered into service, May 10, 1861. At the same place the remnant of this regiment was disbanded, April 10, 1865, completing a service of four years lacking one month. The regiment participated in many . . . Map (db m54447) HM
97 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A.
Here, on the 10th of May, 1861, the Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A., was organized. Here, on the 10th of April, 1865, the same command, after years of valiant service with the Army of Northern Virginia, and after cutting its way through the . . . Map (db m54449) HM
98 Virginia, Lynchburg, Miller Park — Spring Hill CemeteryConfederate Generals Rest — Battle of Lynchburg —
During the Battle of Lynchburg on June 17-18, 1864, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early moved his reserves into the cemetery to reinforce his lines across the Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Fort Ave.) at Fort Early. Before dawn on Sunday, June 19, these . . . Map (db m3936) HM
99 Virginia, Lynchburg, Peakland — Q-6-52 — Morris Stanley Alexander (1891-1977)
Morris Alexander was the first caddy master and a longtime golf professional at Oakwood Country Club, which opened here in 1914. For more than 50 years, this African American golfer taught fundamentals and golf etiquette at the club, which was all . . . Map (db m179625) HM
100 Virginia, Lynchburg, Peakland — Q-6-48 — Shoeless Wonders Football Team
The nearby Presbyterian Orphans' Home (later HumanKind) fielded its first football team by 1922. The players, boys under the age of 18, received minimal coaching, wore second-hand uniforms, and soon began competing without shoes, except for a boot . . . Map (db m179623) HM

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