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Near South Boston in Halifax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Munford Tuck

(1896-1983)

 
 
William Munford Tuck Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. William Munford Tuck Marker
Inscription.  William M. Tuck was born near High Hill, Halifax County, Virginia. After service in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War I, he attended the College of William and Mary and earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University. Governor Tuck served three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, followed by service in the Virginia Senate (1932-1942) and as Lieutenant Governor (1942-1946). As Governor of Virginia (1946-1950), Governor Tuck worked for passage of Virginia's Right-to-Work Act. Tuck served in the United States House of Representatives from 1953-1969. He died in South Boston, June 9, 1983.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1983.
 
Location. 36° 40.212′ N, 78° 47.988′ W. Marker is near South Boston, Virginia, in Halifax County. Marker
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is at the intersection of Buckshoal Road (Virginia Route 601) and Bill Tuck Highway (U.S. 58), on the left when traveling east on Buckshoal Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Boston VA 24592, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mecklenburg County / Halifax County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Nathaniel Terry's Grave (approx. 5.8 miles away); Retreat to the Dan (approx. 5.8 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 5.8 miles away); DAR Memorial Cannon (approx. 5.8 miles away); Crossing of the Dan (approx. 5.9 miles away); Refuge and Recovery in Halifax County (approx. 6 miles away); From Here to Victory at Yorktown (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Boston.
 
Buckshoal Rd & William Tuck Hwy (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Buckshoal Rd & William Tuck Hwy (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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