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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sweet Springs in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Governor John Floyd

Governor John Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2010
1. Governor John Floyd Marker
Inscription.  Born, Jefferson County, Kentucky, April 24, 1783 a distinguished son of the American frontier, he served his nation as a soldier, physician, and legislator. Following service as an officer in the Virginia Militia, and as a surgeon in the War of 1812, he was elected to terms in the Virginia General Assembly and the United States House of Representatives. Served as governor of Virginia from 1830 to 1834. He championed the Oregon Territory in Congress. An outspoken and popular advocate ofthe sovereign rights of the states, he fought Federal centralization of power and aided in the early development of the Whig Party. Died, Sweet Springs, Monroe County, Virginia, August 16, 1837.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1675.
Location. 37° 37.597′ N, 80° 14.785′ W. Marker is in Sweet Springs, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Sweet Springs Valley Road (West Virginia Route 3) and Kanawha Trail (West Virginia Route 311), in the median on Sweet Springs Valley Road. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Gap Mills WV 24941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rowan Memorial Home (a few steps from this marker); Gov. John Floyd (a few steps from this marker); Ann Royall / Sweet Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Great Eastern Divide (approx. 5.4 miles away); Andrew S. Rowan (approx. 10.1 miles away); William J. Humphreys / Gap Mills (approx. 10.1 miles away); Greenbrier County / Virginia (approx. 10.6 miles away); Alleghany County Va. / West Virginia (approx. 10.6 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sweet Springs.
Governor John Floyd Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2010
2. Governor John Floyd Markers
Governor John Floyd image. Click for full size.
Library of Virginia
3. Governor John Floyd
Painted between 1846 and 1873 by William Garl Brown
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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