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Near Hopewell in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richard Bland

 
 
Richard Bland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Richard Bland Marker
Inscription. Richard Bland (1710-1776), statesman and son of Richard and Elizabeth Randolph Bland of Jordan's Point, represented Prince George County in the House of Burgesses from 1742 to 1776. Between the 1750s and 1774, Bland played a leading role through newspaper articles, public letters, and pamphlets in arguing for Virginia control of its internal political and economic affairs. He was a Virginia delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1776. Bland died in Williamsburg on 26 Oct. 1776. He was buried in a nearby family cemetery at Jordan's Point.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 323.)
 
Location. 37° 18.347′ N, 77° 13.364′ W. Marker is near Hopewell, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is at the intersection of Jordan Point Road (Virginia Route 156) and Jordan Point Parkway, on the right on Jordan Point Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey (within shouting distance of this marker); Evergreen (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Jordan Point Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Jordan Point Road (facing north).
Capt. John Woodliffe (approx. 2.4 miles away); Origin of Taps (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Official Thanksgiving (approx. 2.5 miles away); Herring Creek & Kimages (approx. 2.5 miles away); Westover (approx. 2.5 miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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