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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 E Main St, Wytheville VA 24382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. ¼ mile away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. ¾ mile away); St. John’s 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 1930’s when she sold the business to her employees. ¶ Edith Bolling Galt (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 Pocahontas’ granddaughter Jane Rolfe Bolling. Her paternal great-grandmother, Catherine Payne Bolling, was the daughter of Martha Dandridge Payne, whose father Nathaniel West Dandridge was a first cousin of Martha Dandridge Custis, wife of George Washington. She was (Submitted on July 23, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.