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Near Franklin in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Mahone's Birthplace

 
 
William Mahone's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. William Mahone's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Three and a half miles southwest, at Monroe, Major-General William Mahone was born, December 1, 1826. He served brilliantly in the Confederate army throughout the war, and won the title, "Hero of the Crater," at Petersburg, July 30, 1864. He was United States Senator, 1881-1887. Mahone died in Washington, October 8, 1895.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number US-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 38.72′ N, 76° 56.483′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Smiths Ferry Road (U.S. 258) and Sycamore Church Road, on the right when traveling south on Smiths Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin VA 23851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pauline Cauthorne Morton (1912-2004) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Franklin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate Commissary Center
William Mahone's Birthplace Marker on US Rte 258 (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. William Mahone's Birthplace Marker on US Rte 258 (facing south).
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); The Blackwater Line (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Barretts: A Franklin Pioneer Family (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Age of Steam (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (approx. 2.3 miles away); War Comes to the Blackwater (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Hon. Wm. Mahone,<br>Senator of Va.,<br>Commanded 6th Va. Inf. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Hon. Wm. Mahone,
Senator of Va.,
Commanded 6th Va. Inf.
Photo taken between 1865 and 1880, Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Grave of William Mahone image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 6, 2013
4. Grave of William Mahone
Located in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 13, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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