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Eldon M-65 | Marker History

Eldon Marker, M-65

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1997
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Appomattox County
Physical Description of Location: Appomattox, VA 24522. Located on Old Courthouse Road (Route 24), 1 mile southwest of the intersection of Old Courthouse Road (Route 24) and State Route 616. Marker is on the right when traveling southwest on Old Courthouse Road (Route 24).
GPS Location: 37.402736,-78.772404
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