Olinger in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Members of Congress
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #30 Calvin Coolidge series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 36° 48.186′ N, 82° 50.918′ W. Marker is in Olinger, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Seminary Church Loop (Old U.S. 58) and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Stone Gap VA 24219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turkey Cove (approx. one mile away); Seminary United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away); Donelson’s Indian Line (approx. 3½ miles away); Southwest Virginia Museum (approx. 5.7 miles away); Carl Martin (approx. 5.9 miles away); Big Stone Gap (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Big Stone Gap (approx. 6.1 miles away); Origins of Big Stone Gap (approx. 6.2 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced another marker with the same number and title that was erected between 1937 and 1941. That marker read, “Within one mile of this point three men were born who afterwards became members of Congress: James B. Richmond, 46th Congress, March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1881. Campbell Slemp, 58th, 59th and 60th Congresses, March 4, 1903 – October 13, 1907; Campbell Bascom Slemp, 61st–67th Congresses, October 13, 1907 – March 3, 1923. Also: Jonathan Richmond (1805–1871), Brigadier General Virginia Militia.”
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry for James Buchanan Richmond. “In 1878, advocating sound money, Richmond defeated Congressman Pridemore in the primary, and was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives. He served a single term, from 1879 to 1881.” (Submitted on July 1, 2017.)
2. Wikipedia Entry for Campbell Slemp. “Campbell Slemp (1839–1907) was a farmer and Confederate officer in southwest Virginia who became a Readjuster Democrat after Congressional Reconstruction and served in the Virginia House of Delegates. He eventually joined Republican Party and won election to the United States House of Representatives from Virginia's 9th congressional district and controlled federal patronage (Submitted on July 1, 2017.)
3. Wikipedia Entry for C. Bascom Slemp. “Campbell Bascom Slemp (1870–1943) was an American Republican politician. He was a six-time United States congressman from Virginia’s 9th congressional district from 1907 to 1923 and served as the presidential secretary to President Calvin Coolidge. As a philanthropist, Slemp set up the Slemp Foundation, which provides gifts and scholarships to schools and colleges in Southwestern Virginia.” (Submitted on July 1, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.