Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. William Fleming
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-64.)
Location. 38° 8.9′ N, 79° 4.267′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is on South New Street south of Greenville Avenue (Business U.S. 11), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augusta County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augusta County World War I Memorial Tablet (about 300 feet away); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (about 400 feet away); Main Passenger Terminal (about Staunton’s Wharf Historic District History (about 600 feet away); Staunton (about 600 feet away); History of the C&O Station (about 600 feet away); Sears Hill Bridge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
Also see . . . William Fleming (Governor). Wikipedia entry. “During the French and Indian War, Fleming was commissioned an ensign in George Washington's Virginia Regiment, and served as a surgeon in the Forbes expedition and in the Anglo-Cherokee War, among other actions. When the war ended in 1763, he married Anne Christian (sister of William Christian) and settled at Staunton, Virginia, where he practiced medicine. In 1768 he retired from medicine to farm at his estate called ‘Bellmont’ in Botetourt County (now Montgomery County). His investments in land eventually made him wealthy.” (Submitted on September 26, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 885 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.