“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Marion in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Col. Arthur Campbell

Col. Arthur Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Col. Arthur Campbell Marker
Inscription.  Arthur Campbell, a military and political leader, was born in Augusta County in 1743. In 1758 during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), Campbell was captured by the Wyandot Indians aligned with the French and held captive for two years before escaping likely in present day region of Michigan. In 1773 he married Margaret Campbell and they lived at Royal Oak (present day Marion). Campbell served on the Fincastle County committee that wrote the Fincastle Resolves in 1775, and was a county lieutenant, justice of the peace, postmaster, and member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1809, Campbell moved to Yellow Creek (now Middlesboro), Kentucky where he died in 1811.
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-328.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary.
Location. 36° 50.655′ N, 81° 30.106′ W. Marker is in Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker
Arthur Campbell Markers in Marion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Arthur Campbell Markers in Marion
is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 11) and Park Boulevard (State Highway 16), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion VA 24354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Colonial Home (here, next to this marker); Royal Oak Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sherwood Anderson (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Marion (approx. ¾ mile away); Engagement at Marion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Col. William Elisha Peters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marion (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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