Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School

Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School (HM10UU)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.996', W 79° 8.898'

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Abram Frederick Biggers (1838 - 1879), a lawyer by profession, was appointed the first superintendent of the Lynchburg and Campbell County schools in 1870. As a part of his effort to build a strong system, Biggers toured northern states to study their schools. He is credited with building one of the best school systems in the state. The Lynchburg schools opened to more than 700 students segregated by race in nine rented buildings. Biggers School, designed by August Forsburg, was the largest in Lynchburg when it opened in 1881 with a capacity for 305 students. The school served the community until its demolition in the autumn of 1967.
HM NumberHM10UU
Marker NumberQ-6 19
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663861 N 4142697
Decimal Degrees37.41660000, -79.14830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.996', W 79° 8.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 59.76" N, 79° 8' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 VA-163, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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