Inscription. Two miles east, at Oak Ridge, was born William Cabell Rives, May 4, 1792. He was minister to France, 1829-32 and 1849-53; United States Senator, 1832-45; member of the Peace convention of 1861 and of the Confederate Congress. He died, April 25, 1868. Later, Oak Ridge was owned by Thomas Fortune Ryan.
By Laura Troy, July 24, 2008
|1. Birthplace of Rives Marker|
Erected 1977 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number R 58.)
Location. 37° 42.964′ N, 78° 54.549′ W. Marker is near Arrington, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is on Thomas Nelson Highway (U.S. 29) south of Oak Ridge Road (County Route 653), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arrington VA 22922, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Oak Ridge Estates (here, next to this marker); Cabellsville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lovingston (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nelson County Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nelson County World War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nelson County World War II Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Peter Cartwright (approx. 4.5 miles away); Action at Tye River (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 650 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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