A Small Town SurvivesThroughout 1864, Federal raids against the Confederate infrastructure in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia attempted to destroy iron and lead mines, salt works and railroads. The Virginia & Tennessee Railroad, the Confederate lifeline to the Deep South, and the salt and lead mines at Saltville and Austinville were prized Union targets. Small towns like Marion, located along the raiders' route, often paid a price.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 456418 N 4078236|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84903333, -81.48885000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.942', W 81° 29.331'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 56.52" N, 81° 29' 19.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1621-1631 Lee Highway, Marion VA 24354, US|
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