Professor Frank Trigg

Professor Frank Trigg (HM1EM3)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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N 37° 24.175', W 79° 9.045'

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Frank Trigg was a leading black educator in Virginia. He was born into slavery in Richmond while his parents were personal servants of Virginia Governor John B. Floyd. After the Civil War he attended Hampton Institute, and began teaching in Abingdon before moving to Lynchburg in 1880. He was a teacher and principal here for 22 years and became the first black supervisor of Lynchburg's black public schools. He was co-founder of the Virginia Teachers' Association, and later was president of colleges in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. In 1926 he retired to Lynchburg and resided here. He is buried in Old City Cemetery.
HM NumberHM1EM3
Marker NumberQ-6 26
Year Placed2011
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663674 N 4141175
Decimal Degrees37.40291667, -79.15075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.175', W 79° 9.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 10.50" N, 79° 9' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1422 Pierce St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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