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Near Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Wilkes Booth

 
 
John Wilkes Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Walker Guss, March 15, 2007
1. John Wilkes Booth Marker
Inscription. This is the Garrett place, where John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Lincoln, was cornered by Union soldiers and killed, April 26, 1865. The house stood a short distance from this spot.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number EP 20.)
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 8.39′ N, 77° 13.723′ W. Marker was near Port Royal, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker was on U.S. 301 2.5 miles south of U.S. 17, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. It could be seen from the southbound lanes of US-301. It is north of Peumansend Creek. Marker was in this post office area: Port Royal VA 22535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Assassin's End (here, next to this marker); Where Booth Died (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hazelwood (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Port Royal (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Sacred Lot (approx. 2.9 miles away); Port Royal (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Fox Tavern: A Colonial Landmark (approx. 3 miles away); Dorothy Roy (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Royal.
 
More about this marker.
Site of Garrett Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By John Walker Guss, March 15, 2007
2. Site of Garrett Farmhouse
This marker was replaced by a new one named Assassin's End (see nearby markers).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Death of John Wilkes Booth, 1865. (Submitted on July 15, 2007.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker Stolen
The Free Lance-Star (01/07/15) reports this marker was stolen in October 2014. A replacement marker titled “Assassinís End” has been approved by VDHR. However, it may not be erected in the same location. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 8, 2015.

 
Additional keywords. President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
 
Categories. LandmarksWar, US Civil
 
John Wilkes Booth Marker, looking north along US 301 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 4, 2010
3. John Wilkes Booth Marker, looking north along US 301
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Walker Guss of Hillsborough, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 6,127 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by John Walker Guss of Hillsborough, North Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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