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

Minister Who Married Lincoln

 
 
Minister Who Married Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Minister Who Married Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  Here lived Rev. Charles A. Dresser, rector of Antrim Parish and builder of St. Mark's Church, 1828. Dresser left this parish in 1835 for Peoria, Illinois, whence he moved to Springfield. There he married Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd, November 4, 1842.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number R-80.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1789.
 
Location. 36° 44.491′ N, 78° 55.352′ W. Marker is near Halifax, Virginia, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of Halifax Road (U.S. 501) and Greens Folly Road (Virginia Route 654), on the right when traveling north on Halifax Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Halifax VA 24558, 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. Green's Folly (here, next to this marker); Frank Eubank Booker, Jr. (approx. 1.7 miles
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away); History of Halifax (approx. 1.7 miles away); Halifax County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Halifax Court House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Halifax County War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mary M. Bethune High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington-Coleman Elementary School (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Halifax Rd & Greens Folly Rd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Halifax Rd & Greens Folly Rd
Rev. Charles Dresser<br>Who Married Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd image. Click for full size.
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3. Rev. Charles Dresser
Who Married Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
From The Century Magazine Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, January 1887.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,056 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 13, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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