“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Amelia Court House in Amelia County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Marion Harland

(12 Dec. 1830-3 June, 1922)

Marion Harland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Marion Harland Marker
Inscription.  Born Mary Virginia Hawes at Dennisville about eight miles south, Harland was a prolific author, producing a syndicated newspaper column for women, many short stories, 25 novels, 25 volumes on domestic life, and 12 books on travel, biography, and Virginia history. Her Common Sense in the Household (1871) was the best-selling cookbook in America for more than fifty years, until the Fannie Farmer Cookbook and the Settlement Cookbook became popular after World War I.
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M-28.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
Location. 37° 20.472′ N, 77° 58.888′ W. Marker is in Amelia Court House, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling
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south on Virginia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amelia Court House VA 23002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Branch Giles (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip F. Boepple Building (about 400 feet away); Confederate Dead (about 400 feet away); Amelia Court House (about 500 feet away); Lamkin’s Battery (about 500 feet away); Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amelia Court House.
Virginia Street & Church Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Virginia Street & Church Street
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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