“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Dodona Manor

Home of Gen. George C. Marshall

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February 23, 2007
1. Home of Gen. George C. Marshall
Inscription. This early-19th-century house and its surrounding four acres were purchased in 1941 by Gen. Marshall (1880–1959) and his wife, Katherine Tupper Marshall (1882–1978). A student of the classics, Marshall called the house, in its grove of oaks, “Dodoan Manor” after the ancient Greek oracle that spoke through oak leaves. This was their home during the years of Marshall’s great achievements as military chief of staff during World War II, presidential emissary to China in 1945, secretary of state (1947–1949), and secretary of defense (1950-1951). The Marshall Plan for restoring war-torn Europe won Marshall the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.
Erected 1988 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-31.)
Location. 39° 6.808′ N, 77° 33.604′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Business Virginia Route 7) and Loudoun Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. It is directly across Market St. from Mom’s Apple Pie, which is at the east fork of Loudoun and Market Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within
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February 23, 2007
2. Dodona Manor
walking distance of this marker. George Catlett Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. George C. Marshall House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); McKimmey's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osterburg Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Also see . . .  The George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor. Website for the manor, shows days and hours when it is open to the public, tour information, biography and other information about Gen. Marshall and the Marshall center. (Submitted on March 16, 2007.) 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2007. This page has been viewed 1,543 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2007. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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