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Gate City in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John P. McConnell

(1866-1941)

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. John P. McConnell Marker
Inscription.  John P. McConnell, educator, was born about eight miles north of here. He served as acting president of Milligan College in Tennessee and later taught history and economics at Emory and Henry College. An advocate of higher education for women, McConnell became the founding president of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford in 1911. He hired faculty and designed curricula before students arrived in 1913. The school, later Known as Radford University, became coeducational in 1972. McConnell was president of the Southern Educational Society, the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia, and Southwest Virginia, Inc., which promoted economic development.
Department of Historic Resources, 2016

 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-14.)
 
Location. 36° 38.269′ N, 82° 33.716′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on U.S. 23/58 0.3 miles east of Kane Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a small
John P. McConnell Marker<br>(<i>US Hwy 23 on left; 2nd from west of 5 markers at this location</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. John P. McConnell Marker
(US Hwy 23 on left; 2nd from west of 5 markers at this location)
wayside park on the north side of the highway as you approach Gate City. This is second-from-the-west of five markers at this location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gate City VA 24251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moccasin Gap (here, next to this marker); First Court of Scott County (a few steps from this marker); Donelson's Indian Line (a few steps from this marker); Carter Musical Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackmore’s Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gate City (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Donelson's Indian Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Moccasin Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gate City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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