(1870-1953)Born In Thaxton, Bedford County, Lettie PateWhitehead Evans played a major role In the earlydistribution of bottled Coca-Cola. She was oneof the first women members of the board ofdirectors of a major American corporation,serving on the board of The Coca-Cola Companyfor nearly 20 years. Becoming a very wealthywoman, she was remarkably generous in contributing to worthy causes, principally in Georgia andVirginia. She and foundations in her name havegiven substantial grants to many educational charitable, public, and religious institutions. She boughtthe nearby classically-inspired Malvern Hall in1917 as a retreat and home of later years.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 602581 N 4206089|
|Decimal Degrees||37.99666667, -79.83168333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 59.8', W 79° 49.901'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 59' 48.00" N, 79° 49' 54.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7537 Sam Snead Hwy, Hot Springs VA 24445, US|
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