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Hamilton in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major General Ben H. Fuller

 
 
Major General Ben H. Fuller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 7, 2007
1. Major General Ben H. Fuller Marker
Inscription.  Maj. Gen. Ben H. Fuller was born in Michigan on 27 Feb. 1870. He was graduated from the U.S. Navy Academy in 1889 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1891. Fuller married Katherine H. Offley on 26 Oct. 1892, and they intermittently lived here at Maplewood which was owned by her family. Fuller served as the 15th commandant of the Marine Corps from 1930 to 1934. He played a key role in establishing the Fleet Marine Force and influenced the development of the Marine Corps’ amphibious doctrine. He died on 8 June 1937 in Washington, D.C. and was buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historical Resources. (Marker Number T-52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 8, 1937.
 
Location. 39° 8.102′ N, 77° 39.972′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Virginia
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, in Loudoun County. Marker is on West Colonial Highway (Virginia Route Bus 7), on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the entrance of the Hamilton Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton VA 20158, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tracks into History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hamilton Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Diesel Trains on the W&OD (approx. 1.3 miles away); Loudoun Branch, Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mother of the Wright Brothers (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mahlon Taylor Springhouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ambush at Purcellville (approx. 2 miles away); Electric Trains on the W&OD (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Regarding Major General Ben H. Fuller. The Offley/Maplewood/McCann House dates to around 1790.
 
Entrance to Hamilton Community Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
2. Entrance to Hamilton Community Park
The Offley/Maplewood/McCann House is in the background.
A view of Maplewood in Hamilton, Virginia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, July 14, 2007
3. A view of Maplewood in Hamilton, Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,477 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 25, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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