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Near Warsaw in Richmond County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Menokin

 
 
Menokin Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. Menokin Marker
Inscription. Near here is Menokin, home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lee was a member of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1779 and died at Menokin in 1797.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.702′ N, 76° 47.436′ W. Marker is near Warsaw, Virginia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Menokin Road (County Route 690) 4 miles north of Main Street in Warsaw, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4037 Menokin Rd, Warsaw VA 22572, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nomini Baptist Meetinghouse (approx. 3 miles away); Warsaw (approx. 4.1 miles away); Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hon. William Atkinson Jones
Menokin Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. Menokin Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Saint Johnís Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Armstead Tasker Johnson School (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Westmoreland Courthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); Westmoreland County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warsaw.
 
Also see . . .  Menokin History. “Menokin was built c. 1769 on the occasion of the marriage of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Rebecca Tayloe. Rebecca was the daughter of John Tayloe II, who built neighboring Mount Airy . John Tayloe II gave the couple the large plantation on Cat Point Creek, approximately five miles upstream from the Rappahannock River, and financed construction of the two-story stone Menokin and its dependencies. Soon after, Francis Lightfoot Lee joined the cause of American independence, serving in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1779 and signing the Declaration of Independence (together with his brother Richard Henry Lee) and the Articles of Confederation. Both Francis Lightfoot and Rebecca Tayloe Lee died in the winter of 1797.” (Submitted on October 13, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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