Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain

Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain (HM1JWD)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24011
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.219', W 79° 56.287'

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Kimball (1844-1903) was Norfolk & Western's second president and first chairman. Thanks to his leadership the railroad was headquartered in Roanoke and expended westward into West Virginia and Ohio.

In 1907 this fountain, carved out of red granite, was erected by Kimball's friends in a Shenandoah Avenue "man and bird and beast." Horses drank from the front basin, people from the rear, and dogs from the sides.

In 1993 Norfolk Southern's third chairman, David R. Goode, had the fountain restored and moved to this site.
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Date Added Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 594148 N 4125388
Decimal Degrees37.27031667, -79.93811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.219', W 79° 56.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 13.14" N, 79° 56' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213-299 Church Ave SE, Roanoke VA 24011, US
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