Jacob E. Yoder

Jacob E. Yoder (HM1ELW)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.023', W 79° 9.235'

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Jacob Eschbach Yoder (22 Feb. 1838-15 Apr. 1905), reared a Mennonite in Pennsylvania, came to Lynchburg after the Civil War to teach former slaves in the Freedmen's Bureau's Camp Davis School. Following Reconstruction, Yoder served as supervising principal of Lynchburg's African American schools for more than 25 years and helped start the College Hill Baptist Church Sunday school. When he died, black teachers declared that "he had devoted his life unselfishly, and unstintingly to our race, and wore himself out in service to us." In 1911, the Lynchburg School Board named the new Yoder School for blacks, which stood here, after this public school pioneer.
Marker NumberQ 13
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663363 N 4142738
Decimal Degrees37.41705000, -79.15391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.023', W 79° 9.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 1.38" N, 79° 9' 14.10" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 Jackson St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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