Warm Springs in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
(1870 – 1936)
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-35.)
Location. 38° 2.83′ N, 79° 47.173′ W. Marker is in Warm Springs, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of Sam Snead Highway (U.S. 220) and Three Hills Lane, on the left when traveling south on Sam Snead Highway. Touch for map. It is at the entrance to Three Hills estate. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs VA 24484, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The County Seat of Bath (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Bath County Courthouses (approx. half a mile away); Terrill Hill The Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard (approx. half a mile away); The Turnpike Movement in Virginia, 1825-1835 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Life at the Tollhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Virginia Springs Resorts (approx. 1.1 miles away); Settlement on Warm Springs Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warm Springs.
Regarding Mary Johnston. Mary Johnston and her sisters opened Three Hills as an inn in 1917. She built it with royalties from her novels in 1913. The manor house and cottages accommodate up to 45 guests. When the marker was erected in 2013, the inn was closed and the 27 acre estate was for sale with an asking price of $1.4 million.
Also see . . .
1. To Have and to Hold. 1907 book by Mary Johnston on Amazon.com. (Submitted on October 23, 2013.)
2. Three Hills Inn, Warm Springs, Virginia. Linda LaMonte Knopke’s short essay. “Johnston didn’t spare expense when she built the house, named for the view of the three hills in the distance—with a backdrop of West Virginia mountains. Its foundation, made of the now-rare American chestnut, has not settled at all, nor has a single termite managed (Submitted on October 23, 2013.)
3. Mary Johnston, Ahead of Her Time ... “On May 9, 1936 Mary Johnston passed away leaving a treasury of twenty-three novels, a number of short stories, one drama and two long narrative poems. Her death made national headlines as she was laid to rest in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond near her father. In his eulogy, Arthur Goodrich reflected, ‘Each generation contributes to the world, too sparingly, its tiny few are the truly great. Mary Johnston was, I believe, one of those few in our time.’ ” (Submitted on October 23, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.