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Williamstown in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Commandant Archbold Henderson

 
 
Commandant Archbold Henderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Commandant Archbold Henderson Marker
Inscription. Archbold Henderson was the brother of Alexander Henderson, father of G. W. Henderson who built Henderson Hall. He was Commandant of the Marine Corps for 38 years from 1821 to 1859. He served on the U.S. Constitution, “Old Ironsides” in the war of 1812. The archives of Henderson Hall contain a letter from his father with a footnote telling his brother, Alexander Henderson, that “Archy was put in charge of the Marines on the U.S. Constitution.” Archbold became the “Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps” and became a symbol of what it means to be a “Marine”. There is also a Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia and the Commandants home, in which he lived for 38 years, is still standing at Eight and K Street, SW in Washington, D.C. All Marines are taught the significance of Archbold Hendersonís legacy. This flag pole and flag, donated by the local Marine Corps League, are here in memory of one of the nations true military legends.
 
Erected by Marine Corps League.
 
Location. 39° 22.704′ N, 81° 28.872′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on River Road. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of Henderson Hall Plantation. Marker is in this post office area: Williamstown WV 26187, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Commandant Archbold Henderson Marker-Henderson Hall Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Commandant Archbold Henderson Marker-Henderson Hall Plantation
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henderson Hall (a few steps from this marker); Tomlinson Mansion (approx. 1.8 miles away); Williamstown (approx. 2.3 miles away); Celoron de Blainville (approx. 2.3 miles away in Ohio); Fort Harmar (approx. 2.5 miles away in Ohio); Site of the United States Fort Harmar (approx. 2.5 miles away in Ohio); Lewis and Clark Expedition / Letter to the President (approx. 2.5 miles away in Ohio); Pioneer Marietta (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio). Click for a list of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .  Brigadier General Archibald Henderson - Marine Corp. Association & Foundation. (Submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Spelling of first name.
The marker spelling appears to be wrong according to his Marine record.
    — Submitted May 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Henderson Hall Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
3. Henderson Hall Plantation
Henderson Hall Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
4. Henderson Hall Plantation
Henderson Hall Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
5. Henderson Hall Plantation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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