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Sherwood Anderson

 
 
Sherwood Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2011
1. Sherwood Anderson Marker
Inscription. Renowned author Sherwood Anderson's works influenced Faulkner, Hemingway, and other 20th century writers. Anderson was born in Camden, Ohio, on 13 Sept. 1876, moved to this area in 1926, and lived here until his death. He built his home, Ripshin, near Troutdale, and was for a time owner and publisher of two Smyth County weekly newspapers. He was best known for his book of short stories, Winesburg, Ohio. En route to begin a research tour of labor conditions in South America, with his fourth wife Eleanor Copenhaver of Marion, Anderson died on 8 Mar. 1941 in Colón, Panama. He is buried at Round Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2000 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-46.)
 
Location. 36° 50.791′ N, 81° 29.556′ W. Marker is in Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 11) 0.2 miles east of Wassona Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1591 North Main Street, Marion VA 24354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Marion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engagement at Marion (approx. ¼ mile away); Royal Oak Presbyterian Church
Wide view of the Sherwood Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2011
2. Wide view of the Sherwood Anderson Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Colonial Home (approx. half a mile away); Col. Arthur Campbell (approx. half a mile away); Col. William Elisha Peters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); State Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .
1. GradeSaver - Biography of Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941). (Submitted on May 11, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Short Story Archive - Short Stories by Sherwood Anderson. (Submitted on May 11, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
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