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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Margaret J. Preston

Poetess of the South

Margaret J. Preston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 8, 2021
1. Margaret J. Preston Marker
Inscription.  Wrote "Beechenbrook". Father W&L President. Married VMI founder.
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 57.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series list.
Location. 37° 47.004′ N, 79° 26.614′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 11) just south of East Nelson Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 S Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. Lylburn Downing (a few steps from this marker); Trinity United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier John Grisby (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael Miley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zachariah Johnston (about 300
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feet away); Edward Tarr (about 300 feet away); Mike Seeger (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jefferson (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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