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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marion, Virginia
Marion is in Smyth County
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|Here, on December 17-18, 1864, General Stoneman, raiding to Saltville, fought an engagement with John C. Breckinridge, Confederate commander in southwest Virginia. — — Map (db m163322) HM|
|Arthur Campbell, a military and political leader, was born in Augusta County in 1743. In 1758 during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), Campbell was captured by the Wyandot Indians aligned with the French and held captive for two years before . . . — — Map (db m36077) HM|
|Col. William Elisha Peters, 21st Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A., is buried in the cemetery to your left. He was born on August 28, 1829, in Bedford County, Virginia, attending New London Academy there, then entered Emory and Henry College in 1846, . . . — — Map (db m36079) HM|
| South side 1861 CSA 1865 [Image of a version of the great seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia] Confederate Dead West side Glory sits beside our grief. Lest We Forget North side [Image of battle flag of the Army of Northern . . . — — Map (db m43691) HM|
|Throughout 1864, Federal raids against the Confederate infrastructure in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia attempted to destroy iron and lead mines, salt works and railroads. The Virginia & Tennessee Railroad, the Confederate lifeline to the . . . — — Map (db m36070) HM|
|In 1933 local residents assisted in the creation
and donated 2,000 acres of land to Virginia
for the establishment of a state park in Smyth
County along Hungry Mother Creek. The
unusual name comes from the legend of a
nearby Indian settler . . . — — Map (db m44985) HM|
|The community center here was known as Royal Oak, home of Arthur Campbell, frontiersman. The place became the county seat when Smyth County was formed and was named for Francis Marion, revolutionary hero. It was incorporated in 1832; the courthouse . . . — — Map (db m43683) HM|
|According to tradition, the Upper Holston
congregation of the Presbyterian Church was
organized in 1776 on John Campbell's land at
Royal Oak and built a log structure there.
This was one of the first denominations to
organize in present-day . . . — — Map (db m104671) HM|
|Renowned author Sherwood Anderson's works influenced Faulkner, Hemingway, and other 20th century writers. Anderson was born in Camden, Ohio, on 13 Sept. 1876, moved to this area in 1926, and lived here until his death. He built his home, Ripshin, . . . — — Map (db m42331) HM|
|Royal Oak, home of Arthur Campbell, Indian fighter and Revolutionary leader who settled here in 1769, stood three hundred yards south. The house was a neighborhood fort and in it, in 1832, the first court of Smyth County was held. — — Map (db m36073) HM|
| South Side Dedicated to the eternal memory of the American Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots from the area which in 1832 became Smyth County, Virginia, who sacrificed their lives and fortunes that we might have our freedom and . . . — — Map (db m43684) HM|
| South Side Dedicated by the people of Smyth County in reverent and enduring memory of her loyal sons who made the supreme sacrifice and also those who served their country in World War I World War II and the Korean Conflict Vietnam Conflict . . . — — Map (db m43687) WM|
|This fish cultural station was established in 1930 for hatching and rearing trout for the trout waters of Virginia. — — Map (db m44974) HM|