Eldon (HM6L5)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.079', W 78° 50.359'

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Three miles north is Eldon, birthplace and home of Henry D. "Hal" Flood (2 Sept.1865-8 Dec.1921). A member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1887-1891) and Senate (1891-1900), Flood also served in the U.S. Congress from 1901 to 1921. He served from 4 March 1901 until his death as the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. As chairman, in 1917, he wrote the resolution declaring that a state of war existed between the United States and the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires. This marked the entry of the U.S. into World War I. Flood died in Washington.
HM NumberHM6L5
Marker NumberM 65
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691330 N 4137885
Decimal Degrees37.36798333, -78.83931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.079', W 78° 50.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 4.74" N, 78° 50' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21921-22217 VA-26, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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