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Point of Honor, Lynchburg
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Point of Honor is an historic home located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is an irregular shaped two-story Federal mansion of stuccoed brick. The facade is composed of a three-bay center section flanked by two octagonal ended projections. Construction was started in 1806, and completed in 1815. The property has commanding views of the city and the James River.Its most famous occupant was its builder and designer Dr. George Cabell, who was a friend of Thomas Jefferson, and physician to Patrick Henry. It was later owned by Judge William Daniel, Jr., father of United States Senator John Warwick Daniel, "the Lame Lion of Lynchburg." During and immediately after the Civil War it was owned and occupied by Colonel Robert L. Owen Sr., who was President of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, and whose son Robert Latham Owen Jr. later became a United States Senator. Robert L. Owen Sr. died a financially ruined man in 1873, and the family mansion again changed hands.At two different times in the 19th century Point of Honor was home to the Langhorne family. In 1828 it was purchased by prominent Lynchburg resident Henry Langhorne, owner of Langhorne Mills in Lynchburg. Later, but still before the war, John S. Langhorne held the residence. His eldest son Chiswell Langhorne became a wealthy industrialist, and daughter Elizabeth Langhorne Lewis led the fight for a woman's right to vote. John S. Langhorne's granddaughter's include Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, the original Gibson Girl, and Nancy Langhorne, Viscountess Lady Astor, the first woman elected to the British Parliament.
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  • As is sometimes the case, what was once a rural home surrounded by nearly 800 acres of cropland is now surrounded by an urban neighborhood. Though a little difficult to reach through winding streets, ...  more »
  • This mansion offers tours of the house and has good views of the city. It's only $6, a good deal! Tours start when they get people. 
  • Really nice restored property. Had an interesting and enjoyable tour with our guide, Emily. Even though it was not her usual job, she was very knowledgeable about the house and contents. The tour was ...  more »
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  • Informative tour guides and lots of Lynchburg history.
  • Very friendly staff!!