Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Andrew Jackson Montague
Erected 1978 by City Council of Danville. (Marker Number D 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 36° 34.726′ N, 79° 24.518′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Virginia Route 293) and Mount Vernon Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 249 W Main Street, Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Delius (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stratford College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lady Astor Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor Holbrook-Ross Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Last Confederate Capitol (approx. half a mile away); Sutherlin Mansion (approx. half a mile away); 750 Main Street (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
More about this marker. This marker is not an official Commonwealth of Virginia historical marker, despite it’s shape, and is not on the list published by the Department of Historic Resources online. DHR's D-1 marker is in Dayton.
Regarding Andrew Jackson Montague. The Governor Monteque House is a Queen Anne frame mansion having an asymmetrical front ornamented with a variety of wooden details. These include the shingled gables, sawn and turned gable ornaments, bracketed cornice and the rich carving in the porch pediment. With its complex geometry, the house is an important visual element on a conspicuous corner of West Main Street. The Monteque house also marks the western most boundary of the Old West End Historic District.
The meteoric rise to power of its first owner, Andrew Jackson Montague signified its place in history, complete with an historical highway marker to prove the point. Following the War Between the States, Danville was a tobacco and textile boom town, mecca for such men as the Dibrell Brothers who relocated here from Richmond; and the Schoolfield brothers who moved here from Horsepasture in Henry County,
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,972 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.