“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 Diamond Hill

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Diamond Hill and Vicinity
    Lynchburg (129)
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    Bedford County (37)
    Campbell County (19)
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1Virginia (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
2Virginia (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
3Virginia (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
4Virginia (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
5Virginia (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
6Virginia (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
7Virginia (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
8Virginia (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
9Virginia (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 m41500) HM
10Virginia (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 . . . — Map (db m89902) HM
11Virginia (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
12Virginia (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
13Virginia (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
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Dec. 2, 2020