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Point of Honor
Point of Honor
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Lat: 37.420647
Lon: -79.14391
Ele: 623 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Virginia Virginia
Lat: 37.420647   |    Lon: -79.14391   |    Ele: 623 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Virginia Virginia

This site has been named Point of Honor because the land that the home was built on was once used as a clandestine dueling ground.

At one time, the plantation here was as large as 740 acres. There was a huge enslaved community that made the plantation work for almost a century from 1775 to 1865. The only surviving structure is the main house. It is thought that the old antebellum home located by Bedford Avenue and Willow Street may have been the overseer's home. The historic home is now a museum. Through the years the house and land were auctioned, sold, and divided many times. With preservation efforts in the late 20th century, acres were once again acquired and today they are owned for the public benefit by Point of Honor, Inc., and the City of Lynchburg. It is a beautiful Federal home that was built in 1815 by Dr. Cabell, who was Patrick Henry's physician. The rooms of the home and the windows are large and the fireplaces have beautiful carved mantels. The trim, murals, wallpaper, and carpets are colorful and gorgeous! The foyer has a tile look but it is made from heavy-duty, painted oilcloth. They host many local events and can be rented for meetings and parties. There is a great gift shop and book store here, as well.

 

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JAN
42° / 28°
11 days
FEB
47° / 30°
12 days
MAR
55° / 38°
16 days
APR
66° / 47°
15 days
MAY
76° / 56°
19 days
JUN
85° / 63°
17 days
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JUL
89° / 67°
19 days
AUG
87° / 66°
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SEP
80° / 60°
17 days
OCT
68° / 50°
12 days
NOV
55° / 39°
10 days
DEC
47° / 33°
11 days

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