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Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Governor David Campbell

 
 
Governor David Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
1. Governor David Campbell Marker
Inscription. David Campbell was born in Aug. 1779 at Royal Oak in Washington County (present-day Smyth County), Virginia. His family eventually moved to Hall's Bottom outside Abingdon. Campbell served in the infantry during the War of 1812 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 20th Regiment in March 1813. He also served in the Senate of the Virginia (1820-1824) and as Washington County Court clerk. During this time Campbell's federal style home, Mont Calm was completed. Elected governor in 1837, Campbell served until 1840. He died on 19 March 1859 and was buried in Sinking Spring Cemetery.
 
Erected 2003 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-58.)
 
Location. 36° 42.42′ N, 81° 58.541′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cummings Street (Alternate U.S. 58) and Mont Calm Street, on the right when traveling north on Cummings Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 Cummings Street, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Campbell (here, next to this marker); Split Rail Fence & The American Chestnut (within shouting distance of
Wide View of the Governor David Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
2. Wide View of the Governor David Campbell Marker
this marker); Bronze "Yellow" Ribbon Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); POW★MIA (about 300 feet away); The Minutemen (about 300 feet away); Abingdon in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abingdon (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 . . .  National Governors Association - Virginia Governor David Campbell. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Mont Calm estate, photo of grave site in nearby Sinking Spring Cemetery. • Can you help?
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