"Father of Colonial Williamsburg"Born in Richmond in 1869, William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin lived in Norwood from 1871 until he entered Roanoke College in 1885. Goodwin's childhood education and strong religious background helped shape his adult endeavors. While he was an Episcopal Rector at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, his vision of restoring the colonial capital captured the interest of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Their friendship and mutual respect inspired Rockefeller to begin the city's restoration in 1927 and to invest millions in Colonial Williamsburg. Goodwin was credited with the persistence, wisdom, and enthusiasm to preserve a Virginia historic treasure.
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|Marker Number||R 82|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 693296 N 4168551|
|Decimal Degrees||37.64378333, -78.80906667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 38.627', W 78° 48.544'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 38' 37.62" N, 78° 48' 32.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near State Rte 626, Norwood VA 24581, US|
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