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Marion, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
Battle of Marion Marker
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — K-26 — Battle of Marion
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 m36042) HM
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — K-328 — Col. Arthur Campbell
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — Col. William Elisha PetersConfederate Veteran and College Professor
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — Confederate Memorial
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — Engagement at MarionA Small Town Survives
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — K-33 — Hungry Mother State Park
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — K-34 — Marion
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — K-24 — Royal Oak Presbyterian Church
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — K-46 — Sherwood Anderson
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — K-27 — Site of Colonial Home
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — Smyth County Revolutionary War Memorial
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — Smyth County War Memorial
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
Virginia (Smyth County), Marion — UC-5 — State Fish Hatchery
This fish cultural station was established in 1930 for hatching and rearing trout for the trout waters of Virginia. — Map (db m44974) HM

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