Mary Johnston

Mary Johnston (HM1BHK)

Location: Warm Springs, VA 24484 Bath County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.83', W 79° 47.173'

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(1870 - 1936)

Mary Johnston, a novelist, historian, playwright,suffragist, and social advocate, lived here atThree Hills. Born in Botetourt County, Johnstonpublished 23 novels between l898 and l936 andbecame the first woman to top best-seller listsin the 20th century with To Have and To Hold(1900). She became an early and influentialmember of the Equal Suffrage League ofVirginia. Later she used her writing as a platform to condemn lynching. In 19l2, Johnstonmoved here and built Three Hills to a grandClassical Revival style.
Marker NumberQ-35
Year Placed2013
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 606500 N 4211743
Decimal Degrees38.04716667, -79.78621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.83', W 79° 47.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 49.80" N, 79° 47' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12238 Sam Snead Hwy, Warm Springs VA 24484, US
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