“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

John Campbell

John Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
1. John Campbell Marker
Inscription.  John Campbell, the brother of Governor David Campbell, was born about 1788 in part of Washington County, that is present-day Smyth County. Campbell attended the College of New Jersey (later became Princeton) and Washington College. He was a member of the House of Delegates (1810-1812) and periodically served on the Virginia Council of State. He pursued opportunities in Alabama and Tennessee after about 1817 but returned to Virginia by 1821. Campbell served as treasurer of the United States from 1829 to 1839, when he was forced to resign. He returned here and switched his political allegiance to Whig party. He died by 1867.
Erected 2005 by Virginia Department of Historic Department. (Marker Number K-61.)
Location. 36° 42.422′ N, 81° 58.542′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cummings Street (Alternate U.S. 58) and Mont Calm Street, on the right when traveling west on Cummings Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 Cummings Street, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
2. John Campbell Marker
walking distance of this marker. Governor David Campbell (here, next to this marker); Split Rail Fence & The American Chestnut (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze "Yellow" Ribbon Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); POW★MIA (about 300 feet away); The Minutemen (about 300 feet away); Abingdon in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abingdon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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