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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. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
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 (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Blackwater Line
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).
(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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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