Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery

Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery (HM18M5)

Location: Forest, VA 24551 Bedford County
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N 37° 18.308', W 79° 17.672'

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Nearby are buried several prominent area settlers and their descendants. Col. William Callaway, in 1755 one of the first two members of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Bedford County, donated the hundred acres of land on which the town of New London was built. His son Col. James Callaway served as county lieutenant (commander in chief) of the Bedford County militia , during the Revolutionary War. James Callaway s son-in-law James Steptoe was a close personal friend of Thomas Jefferson and served for 54 years as the first clerk of Bedford County. Steptoe's home. Federal Hill, stands nearby.
HM NumberHM18M5
Marker NumberK-135
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 10:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 651143 N 4130086
Decimal Degrees37.30513333, -79.29453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.308', W 79° 17.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 18.48" N, 79° 17' 40.32" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12906-12948 E Lynchburg Salem Turnpike, Forest VA 24551, US
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