Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Governor John B. Floyd
Erected 2003 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-59.)
Location. 36° 42.642′ N, 81° 58.455′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 11) north of Partington Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stonewall Jackson Female Institute (a few steps from this marker); Barter Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Martha Washington College (about 300 Abingdon (about 700 feet away); Site of Black’s Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abingdon in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Virginia Creeper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
Also see . . . Encyclopedia Virginia: Floyd, John B. (1806 -1863. John B. Floyd was governor of Virginia (1849–1852), secretary of war in the administration of United States president James Buchanan (1857–1860), and a Confederate general during the American Civil War (1861–1865). (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 869 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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