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Colonel William Preston KG-8 | Marker History

Colonel William Preston Marker, KG-8

One mile west is "Smithfield", old home of Col. Wm. Preston, who materially guided the destiny of the Virginia frontier from the French and Indian War through the Revolution. On this estate two Virginia governors were born: James P. Preston, 1816-19; John B. Floyd, 1849-52. The latter was the son of another Virginia governor, John Floyd, 1830-34, who while in office advocated before the legislature abolition of slavery in Virginia.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1950
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Montgomery County
Physical Description of Location: 300-412 U.S. 460 Business, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Marker is located just prior to intersection with Wilson Avenue.
GPS Location: 37.230842,-80.415324
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