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King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

King George Confederate Monument

 
 
King George Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
1. King George Confederate Monument
Inscription.
To
the officers and soldiers
of the Confederate Army from
King George.
Who gave their lives for the
South.
A tribute of gratitude
And respect from the
Ladies Memorial Association
of this county.

Imperishable as granite be their fame
Let history honour and record their deeds.

 
Erected by Ladies Memorial Association.
 
Location. 38° 15.979′ N, 77° 10.801′ W. Marker is in King George, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Hudson Road, on the right when traveling west on Kings Highway. Click for map. This monument is on the lawn of the King George Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: King George VA 22485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paulís Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Eagleís Nest (approx. 1.5 miles away); Marmion (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hanover Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ralph Bunche High School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Port Conway
King George County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
2. King George County Confederate Monument
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Cleydael (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Lambís Creek Church (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in King George.
 
More about this marker. This monument is unusual in that the inscriptions cover both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. A plaque at the base states, "The veterans' names shown above have become illegible due to the ravages of time. A listing of these names is available for review in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m."
 
Also see . . .
1. King George County, Virginia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. King George County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, World I
 
King George County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
3. King George County Courthouse
King George County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
4. King George County Confederate Monument
King George County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
5. King George County Confederate Monument
King George County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
6. King George County Confederate Monument
King George County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
7. King George County Confederate Monument
WWI Monument at King George Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
8. WWI Monument at King George Courthouse.
King George County WWI Monument (1935) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
9. King George County WWI Monument (1935)
The veterans are listed as either "white" or "colored", reflecting the segregation of the armed forces at that time.
King George Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
10. King George Confederate Monument Marker
In a bit of irony considering the original marker's statement of "Imperishable as granite," a bronze plaque at the base states,
The veteran's names shown above have become illegible due to the ravages of time. A listing of these names is available for review in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   10. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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