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

Marle Hill

 
 
Marle Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. Marle Hill Marker
Inscription.  
Birthplace of
Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr.
1897-1981
Soldier-Educator-Statesman
Veteran World War I
Member of the General Assembly
of Virginia
Member of the United States Congress
Governor of Virginia
President of the University of Virginia
Delegate to the United Nations

 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number U-119.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
Location. 36° 41.436′ N, 76° 59.213′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Camp Parkway (Business U.S. 58) near Marle Hill Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin VA 23851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Joseph E. Gillette (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Thomas' Birthplace
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Pauline Cauthorne Morton (1912-2004) (approx. 2.7 miles away); Camp Family Homestead (approx. 2.9 miles away); Franklin Memorial Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Virginia Native Tribes/First Americans (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lyons State Theatre (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Flood of September 1999 (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  From Wikipedia, Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr. ...As governor, he reorganized Virginia's civil defense, reformed the penal system, and created a pension plan for state employees and teachers.... (Submitted on October 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Marle Hill Marker, seen along Camp Parkway (U.S. 58), going westward image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Marle Hill Marker, seen along Camp Parkway (U.S. 58), going westward
Marle Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. Marle Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Sep. 26, 2023