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Gate City in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McConnell's Birthplace

 
 
McConnell's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. McConnell's Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Eight and one-half miles northwest was born John Preston McConnell, noted educator. He taught in Milligan College, the University of Virginia and Emory and Henry College. He was president of the Radford State Teachers College, 1913-1937. Dr. McConnell was president of Southwestern Virginia, Inc., and was associated with many cultural agencies.
 
Erected 1938 by Southwesten Virginia, Inc.
 
Location. 36° 38.086′ N, 82° 33.3′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 23/58), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at a pull off at the entrance to Gate City. One of five markers in this cluster. Marker is in this post office area: Gate City VA 24251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Court of Scott County (here, next to this marker); Big Moccasin Gap (a few steps from this marker); Donelson's Indian Line (a few steps from this marker); Carter Musical Family (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Court of Scott County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blackmore’s Fort
Five Markers at the Entrance to Gate City image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Five Markers at the Entrance to Gate City
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Gate City (approx. 0.8 miles away); Faris (Ferris) Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gate City.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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