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Near Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Markham

 
 
Markham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 24, 2009
1. Markham Marker
Inscription.  Some miles northeast is the site of Markham, where was born Rachel Donelson, wife of President Andrew Jackson, 1767. Her father, John Donelson, leaving Virginia, became one of the first settlers of Tennessee. Fort Donelson was named for him.
 
Erected 1940 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number L--52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1767.
 
Location. 36° 49.441′ N, 79° 22.863′ W. Marker is near Chatham, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is on U.S. 29 Bypass, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located between the VA 57 and VA 685 exits. It is alongside the marker for Peytonsburg. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham VA 24531, 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. Peytonsburg (here, next to this marker); Rawley White Martin Residence
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. one mile away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. one mile away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 2.3 miles away); Whitmell P. Tunstall (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
More about this marker. The Markham marker was moved to this location in November 1989. (It was originally placed on U. S. 29 Business, just north of the Chatham town limits.)
 
Markham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 24, 2009
2. Markham Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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