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Va. Officials Approve 8 New Historical Markers

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A historical marker on August 19, 2011 notes the parking garage in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met in secret with his source "Deep Throat" (Senior FBI official Mark Felt) as Woodward investigated former US President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal in 1972 and 1973. The scandal ultimately lead to Nixon's resignation in 1974.    AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

A historical marker on August 19, 2011 notes the parking garage in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met in secret with his source “Deep Throat” (Senior FBI official Mark Felt) as Woodward investigated former US President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal in 1972 and 1973. The scandal ultimately lead to Nixon’s resignation in 1974. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has approved eight new state historical markers.

Officials say the markers cover topics in counties of Fairfax, Mecklenburg, and Shenandoah, as well as the cities of Charlottesville, Lexington, Petersburg and Richmond.

Among the markers is one marking the adoption by Virginia’s General Assembly of a statute establishing religious freedom. Others recognize the life of a free African American who became the first president of the African nation of Liberia, the battlefield promotion a Civil War hero and the founding of a college fraternity in 1865 inspired by Robert E. Lee.

The Virginia highway marker program began in 1927. There are currently more than 2,500 official state markers.

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