Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939)

Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939) (HM1QZB)

Location: Norwood, VA 24581 Nelson County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 38.627', W 78° 48.544'

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"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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HM NumberHM1QZB
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Marker NumberR 82
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 693296 N 4168551
Decimal Degrees37.64378333, -78.80906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.627', W 78° 48.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 37.62" N, 78° 48' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near State Rte 626, Norwood VA 24581, US
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