“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Marion in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Col. Arthur Campbell

Col. Arthur Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Col. Arthur Campbell Marker
Inscription. Arthur Campbell, a military and political leader, was born in Augusta County in 1743. In 1758 during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), Campbell was captured by the Wyandot Indians aligned with the French and held captive for two years before escaping likely in present day region of Michigan. In 1773 he married Margaret Campbell and they lived at Royal Oak (present day Marion). Campbell served on the Fincastle County committee that wrote the Fincastle Resolves in 1775, and was a county lieutenant, justice of the peace, postmaster, and member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1809, Campbell moved to Yellow Creek (now Middlesboro), Kentucky where he died in 1811.
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 328.)
Location. 36° 50.655′ N, 81° 30.106′ W. Marker is in Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 11) and Park Boulevard (State Highway 16), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion VA 24354, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Colonial Home (here, next to this marker); Sherwood Anderson
Arthur Campbell Markers in Marion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Arthur Campbell Markers in Marion
(approx. half a mile away); Battle of Marion (approx. mile away); Engagement at Marion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Col. William Elisha Peters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Smyth County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marion.
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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