Main and Seventh StreetsAs 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 stood just to your left. It was a Confederate facility that the women of Lynchburg operated completely by themselves. Otey's daughter-in-law, Mary Otey, who lost her first husband to the war in 1862, said that the worst-wounded men were always sent to this hospital. While volunteering here, Mary Otey nursed patient Col. Augustus Forsberg back to health. They married in 1865.
|Placed By||The Lynchburg History Marker Program|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 664230 N 4142753|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41703333, -79.14411667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 25.022', W 79° 8.647'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 25' 1.32" N, 79° 8' 38.82" W|
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|Area Code(s)||434, 540|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1301-1305 James River Heritage Trail, Lynchburg VA 24504, US|
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