(1870 - 1936)Mary Johnston, a novelist, historian, playwright,suffragist, and social advocate, lived here atThree Hills. Born in Botetourt County, Johnstonpublished 23 novels between l898 and l936 andbecame the first woman to top best-seller listsin the 20th century with To Have and To Hold(1900). She became an early and influentialmember of the Equal Suffrage League ofVirginia. Later she used her writing as a platform to condemn lynching. In 19l2, Johnstonmoved here and built Three Hills to a grandClassical Revival style.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 606500 N 4211743|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04716667, -79.78621667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.83', W 79° 47.173'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 49.80" N, 79° 47' 10.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12238 Sam Snead Hwy, Warm Springs VA 24484, US|
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