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Zion Crossroads in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flora Molton

1908-1990

 
 
Flora Molton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
1. Flora Molton Marker
Inscription. Flora Molton sang what she called “spiritual and truth music,” a combination of traditional religious songs and her own compositions. Born here in Louisa County, the daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. William Rollins, she began singing in church. At local parties she heard slide guitar played with a knife, a style she adopted to accompany herself. In 1937, she moved to Washington, D.C., to make her living playing music on the street, and was known and loved by the generations who encountered her there. She also performed at festivals and clubs, recorded three albums, and was featured in two documentary films.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 212-a.)
 
Location. 37° 58.309′ N, 78° 13.33′ W. Marker is in Zion Crossroads, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Road (U.S. 250) and Zion Road (Virginia Route 627), on the right when traveling west on Richmond Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louisa County / Fluvanna County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Louisa County / Fluvanna County
US 250 & Zion Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
2. US 250 & Zion Rd (facing west)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 3.2 miles away); The “Regular” Methodist Conference (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Albemarle County/Louisa County (approx. 6.6 miles away); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Boswell’s Tavern (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zion Crossroads.
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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