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Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ritchie's Birthplace

 
 
Ritchie's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
1. Ritchie's Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Here was born Thomas Ritchie, November 5, 1778. In 1804, he established the Richmond Enquirer, which ran until 1877, the most noted of Virginia newspapers. Ritchie was a political leader in Virginia and an editor of national fame. In 1845, he became editor of the Washington Union. He retired in 1851 and died, July 3, 1854.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number N 22.)
 
Location. 37° 55.73′ N, 76° 51.582′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Cross Street 0.1 miles north of Prince Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Essex County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Tappahannock (about 700 feet away); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enduring Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toppahanock Indian Village
Ritchie's Birthplace Marker on Cross Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Ritchie's Birthplace Marker on Cross Street
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Hutchinson Tract (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pollinators (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tappahannock.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Ritchie. Library of Virginia (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 12 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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