Dr. Robert Withers Morgan

Dr. Robert Withers Morgan (HM1YY3)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.526', W 79° 9.695'

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Dental innovator Dr. Robert W. Morgan lived
here. Troubled by the lack of dental care for
soldiers while he served in the Confederate
army, he studied dentistry after the war. During
the 1880s he formulated dental hygiene products
including Dental Chewing Gum, Dental Chewing
Tobacco, and Dental Scotch Snuff, which were
manufactured in Lynchburg. Working with
Rep. Peter Otey, Morgan drafted preliminary
legislation that was the basis for congressional
approval in 1901 of the first contract dentists
to serve the U. S. Army. He was one of three
members appointed to the Army's first Board
of Dental Examiners.
HM NumberHM1YY3
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 662702 N 4141805
Decimal Degrees37.40876667, -79.16158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.526', W 79° 9.695'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 31.56" N, 79° 9' 41.7" 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 1900 VA-163, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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