Near here stood Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, popular resort area of 19th century America. During the Civil War the resort was converted into a military hospital staffed by Catholic nuns. Several hundred victims of smallpox including nurses and soldiers are buried nearby. The Southern Historical Society was reorganized here in August, 1873, when Jefferson Davis delivered the principal address.
Geographic Location: Montgomery County
Physical Description of Location: Marker is in rest arear located at mile marker 129 on northbound I-81, Elliston, VA 24087.
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