“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Central Business District

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Central Business District and Vicinity
    Lynchburg (129)
    Amherst County (22)
    Bedford County (37)
    Campbell County (19)
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1Virginia (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
2Virginia (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
3Virginia (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
4Virginia (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
5Virginia (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
6Virginia (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
7Virginia (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 1786 — Map (db m156585) HM
8Virginia (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
9Virginia (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
10Virginia (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
11Virginia (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 . . . — Map (db m54488) HM
12Virginia (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
13Virginia (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
14Virginia (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
15Virginia (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
16Virginia (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
17Virginia (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
18Virginia (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
19Virginia (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
20Virginia (Lynchburg), Central Business District — Percival's Island Overlook"A Legacy Project"
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown & 250th Anniversary of John Lynch's Ferry — Map (db m136520) HM
21Virginia (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
22Virginia (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 Veterans — Map (db m20233) HM
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Nov. 26, 2020