Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert Enoch Withers
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-37.)
Location. 36° 57.081′ N, 81° 4.197′ W. Marker is in Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 11) and Withers Road and Cassell Road, on the left on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wytheville VA 24382, 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. Wytheville Training School (approx. half a mile away); Walter Crockett (approx. 0.6 miles Edith Bolling Wilson (approx. ¾ mile away); Wytheville (approx. ¾ mile away); Boone Trail Highway Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); St. John’s Lutheran Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Wytheville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wytheville.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker erected by 1929 with the same number but titled “Ingleside” which read, “Home of Colonel R. E. Withers, Confederate officer, Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia, United States Senator and Consul at Hong Kong.”
Regarding Robert Enoch Withers. Lynchburg adjoins Campbell County, where Senator Withers was born.
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Also see . . . Robert E. Withers. Wikipedia entry. “Following the Civil War, Withers moved back to Lynchburg in 1866 and established the Lynchburg News, a daily paper devoted to the interests of the Conservative Party. He was nominated for governor of Virginia by that party, but withdrew from the race. He was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1872. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1873. He was elected as a Democrat (Submitted on July 23, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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