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King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marmion

 
 
Marmion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, October 7, 2007
1. Marmion Marker
Inscription.  Two miles north is Marmion, probably built by John Fitzhugh early in the eighteenth century and later named for Scott’s poem. About 1785 it passed from Philip Fitzhugh to George Washington Lewis, Washington’s favorite nephew, who died there. The place has come down in the Lewis family in direct line from him. The richly decorated interior is one of the best in Virginia.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number J-63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 38° 16.593′ N, 77° 12.256′ W. Marker is in King George, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is at the intersection of King’s Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Dahlgren Road (Virginia Route 208) on King’s Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King George VA 22485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle’s Nest (here, next to this marker); St. Paul’s Church (here, next to this marker); King George Confederate Monument (approx. 1½ miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Lamb’s Creek Church (approx. 3½ miles away); Hanover Baptist Church (approx. 3½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ralph Bunche High School (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King George.
 
Regarding Marmion. The “Scott” mentioned on the marker is Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832), a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular during his time.
 
Marmion Marker and Two Others image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, October 7, 2007
2. Marmion Marker and Two Others
Photo that accompanied the Registry Nomination in 1970. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Virginia Landmarks Register, circa 1970
3. Photo that accompanied the Registry Nomination in 1970.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,277 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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