Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Catlett Marshall
(Left Side Plaque):
George Catlett Marshall
Born Union Town, Pennsylvania, educated at Virginia Military Institute, class of 1901, serving in the United States Army thereafter, resident of Leesburg, Virginia, 1941 to 1959. During this time he served his country as U.S. Army Chief of Staff with rank of General of the Armies, Secretary of State, President of the American Red Cross, and Secretary of Defense. Recipient of the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Leesburg, St. James Episcopal Church, and the Catoctin Farmer's Club. He and his family lived at Dodona Manor, a historic residence at the eastern entrance to Leesburg.
(Right Side Plaque):
Soldier, statesman, patriot and chivalrous gentleman, George Marshall in high public service exemplifies the noble tradition of a great school. We all share the pride which his alma mater feels...
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
To him more than any other individual, the United States and the free world owes its future. His place is at the head of the commanders of history.
-Harry S. Truman
He is a patriot, a
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
He has always fought victoriously against defeatism, discouragement and disillusion. Succeeding generations must not be allowed to forget his achievements and his example.
-Winston S. Churchill.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series lists.
Location. 39° 6.795′ N, 77° 33.585′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of East Market Street (Business State Highway 7) and Loudoun Street, on the right when traveling west on East Market Street. It is directly across Market St. from Mom’s Apple Pie, which is at the east fork of Loudoun and Market Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General George C. Marshall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. George C. Marshall House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); McKimmey's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osterburg MillStationmaster's House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dairy Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Log House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.