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Near Lafayette in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Montgomery White Sulphur Springs

 
 
Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., November 24, 2007
1. Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Marker
Inscription. Near here stood Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, popular resort area of 19th century America. During the Civil War the resort was converted into a military hospital staffed by Catholic nuns. Several hundred victims of smallpox including nurses and soldiers are buried nearby. The Southern Historical Society was reorganized here in August, 1873, when Jefferson Davis delivered the principal address.
 
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number KG-12.)
 
Location. 37° 14.353′ N, 80° 13.513′ W. Marker is near Lafayette, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Northbound Rest Area (U.S. 81 at milepost 129), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elliston VA 24087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bow String Arch Truss (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County / Roanoke County (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fotheringay (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Vause (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Lewis (approx. 6.3 miles
Wide view of the Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, July 19, 2011
2. Wide view of the Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Marker
away); Colonial Mansion Site (approx. 6.4 miles away); 9-11-2001 Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away); Roanoke College (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. MilitaryScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Night View of the Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., November 24, 2007
3. Night View of the Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Marker
 
 
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