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Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma | Marker History

Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma Marker,

The Mabel Lee Walton House at 225 N. Muhlenberg Street is the national headquarters of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, founded in 1898 at the State Female Normal School at Farmville (now Longwood University). The Walton family built the house in 1914, the year after Mabel Lee Walton became Tri Sigma’s third and ultimately longest-serving national president. During her 34 years as leader and almost 70 years of membership, she promoted ideals of integrity and service. Tri Sigma’s philanthropic efforts, including a campaign to eradicate polio in the 1950s, have aided hospitalized children throughout the country.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 6/19/2014
Original Sponsor: Marcia Cutter, Executive Director, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Inc.
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Shenandoah County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location: Main St. (Route 11) and Locust St., Woodstock VA
GPS Location: 38.883398,-78.504133
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