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Near Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Markham

 
 
Markham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 24, 2009
1. Markham Marker
Inscription. Some miles northeast is the site of Markham, where was born Rachel Donelson, wife of President Andrew Jackson, 1767. Her father, John Donelson, leaving Virginia, became one of the first settlers of Tennessee. Fort Donelson was named for him.
 
Erected 1940 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number L 52.)
 
Location. 36° 49.441′ N, 79° 22.863′ W. Marker is near Chatham, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is on U.S. 29 Bypass, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located between the VA 57 and VA 685 exits. It is alongside the marker for Peytonsburg. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham VA 24531, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peytonsburg (here, next to this marker); Rawley White Martin Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. one mile away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. one mile away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 2.3 miles away); Whitmell P. Tunstall (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chatham.
 
More about this marker.
Markham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 24, 2009
2. Markham Marker
The Markham marker was moved to this location in November 1989. (It was originally placed on U. S. 29 Business, just north of the Chatham town limits.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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