Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Edith Bolling Wilson
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-326.)
Location. 36° 57.005′ N, 81° 4.981′ W. Marker is in Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 11) near 1st Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. It is in front of the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boone Trail Highway Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wytheville (within shouting distance of this marker); Wytheville Training School (approx. ľ mile away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Johnís Lutheran Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Wytheville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Walter Crockett (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wytheville.
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1. Edith Bolling Wilson. “She created quite a stir in Washington when she became the first woman in Washington, DC to own an electric car and drive herself to work. Washington society was even more amazed as she continued to oversee the day-to-day operations of Galt Brothers Jewelry Store until the 1930ís when she sold the business to her employees. ∂ Edith Bolling Galt married the widower, President (Submitted on July 23, 2011.)
2. Edith Bolling Galt Wilson. Wikipedia entry. “Born in Wytheville, Virginia, the daughter of William Holcombe Bolling, a circuit court judge, and Sallie White Bolling, Edith was a descendant of the Plantagenets, of colonial Virginia settlers and the famous Native American, Pocahontas, through Pocahontasí granddaughter Jane Rolfe Bolling. Her paternal great-grandmother, Catherine Payne Bolling, was the daughter of Martha Dandridge Payne, whose father Nathaniel West Dandrige was a first cousin of Martha Dandridge Custis, wife of George Washington. She was the seventh of eleven children.” (Submitted on July 23, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.