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King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marmion

 
 
Marmion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 7, 2007
1. Marmion Marker
Inscription. Two miles north is Marmion, probably built by John Fitzhugh early in the eighteenth century and later named for Scott’s poem. About 1785 it passed from Philip Fitzhugh to George Washington Lewis, Washington’s favorite nephew, who died there. The place has come down in the Lewis family in direct line from him. The richly decorated interior is one of the best in Virginia.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number J 63.)
 
Location. 38° 16.593′ N, 77° 12.256′ W. Marker is in King George, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is at the intersection of King’s Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Dahlgren Road (Virginia Route 208) on King’s Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: King George VA 22485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle’s Nest (here, next to this marker); St. Paul’s Church (here, next to this marker); King George Confederate Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lamb’s Creek Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hanover Baptist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Ralph Bunche High School
Marmion Marker and Two Others image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 7, 2007
2. Marmion Marker and Two Others
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Historic Port Conway (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cleydael (approx. 4.6 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in King George.
 
Regarding Marmion. The “Scott” mentioned on the marker is Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832), a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular during his time.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Photo that accompanied the Registry Nomination in 1970. image. Click for full size.
By Virginia Landmarks Register, circa 1970
3. Photo that accompanied the Registry Nomination in 1970.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,751 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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