Sweet Springs in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Governor John Floyd
April 24, 1783 a distinguished son
of the American frontier, he served
his nation as a soldier, physician,
and legislator. Following service
as an officer in the Virginia Militia,
and as a surgeon in the War of 1812,
he was elected to terms in the
Virginia General Assembly and the
United States House of Representatives.
Served as governor of Virginia from
1830 to 1834. He championed the
Oregon Territory in Congress. An
outspoken and popular advocate of
the sovereign rights of the states,
he fought Federal centralization of
power and aided in the early
development of the Whig Party.
Died, Sweet Springs, Monroe County,
Virginia, August 16, 1837.
Location. 37° 37.597′ N, 80° 14.785′ W. Marker is in Sweet Springs, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Sweet Springs Valley Road (West Virginia Route 3) and Kanawha Trail (West Virginia Route 311), in the median on Sweet Springs Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gap Mills WV 24941, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rowan Memorial Home (a few steps from this marker); Gov. John Floyd Ann Royall / Sweet Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Great Eastern Divide (approx. 5.4 miles away); Andrew S. Rowan (approx. 10.1 miles away); William J. Humphreys / Gap Mills (approx. 10.1 miles away); Greenbrier County / Virginia (approx. 10.6 miles away); Alleghany County Va. / West Virginia (approx. 10.6 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sweet Springs.
Categories. • Politics • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.