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

John Campbell

John Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
1. John Campbell Marker
Inscription. John Campbell, the brother of Governor David Campbell, was born about 1788 in part of Washington County, that is present-day Smyth County. Campbell attended the College of New Jersey (later became Princeton) and Washington College. He was a member of the House of Delegates (1810-1812) and periodically served on the Virginia Council of State. He pursued opportunities in Alabama and Tennessee after about 1817 but returned to Virginia by 1821. Campbell served as treasurer of the United States from 1829 to 1839, when he was forced to resign. He returned here and switched his political allegiance to Whig party. He died by 1867.
Erected 2005 by Virginia Department of Historic Department. (Marker Number K-61.)
Location. 36° 42.422′ N, 81° 58.542′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cummings Street (Alternate U.S. 58) and Mont Calm Street, on the right when traveling west on Cummings Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 Cummings Street, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor David Campbell (here, next to this marker); Split Rail Fence & The American Chestnut
John Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
2. John Campbell Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze "Yellow" Ribbon Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); POW*MIA (about 300 feet away); The Minutemen (about 300 feet away); Abingdon in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abingdon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abingdon.
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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