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Hayes in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Governor John Page

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Governor John Page Marker
Inscription. John Page, planter, scholar, and Revolutionary patriot, was born in 1743 at Rosewell, three miles west of here. He attended the College of William and Mary with Thomas Jefferson. The two men developed a lifelong friendship and shared an interest in the natural sciences. Page served in the House of Burgesses and in the Virginia House of Delegates. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives (1789-1797), and was elected governor of Virginia by the Virginia General Assembly for thee consecutive one-year terms (1802-1805). John Page died in Richmond in 1808 and is buried there at St. John's Church.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Reources. (Marker Number NW 19.)
 
Location. 37° 21.495′ N, 76° 31.452′ W. Marker is in Hayes, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) and T C Walker Road (Route 629), on the right when traveling south on George Washington Memorial Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayes VA 23072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Negro College Fund (approx. 0.9 miles away); Robert Russa Moton
Governor John Page Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Governor John Page Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Walter Reedís Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fairfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rosewell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gloucester Training School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Warner Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Page. Wikipedia article about Governor Page. “John Page graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763, where he was a friend and closest college classmate of Thomas Jefferson, having exchanged a great deal of correspondence. He then served under George Washington in an expedition during the French and Indian War. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1776. He also served during the American Revolutionary War as an officer in the Virginia state militia, raising a regiment from Gloucester County and supplementing it with personal funds. During that war, he attained the rank of colonel.” (Submitted on April 26, 2010, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the ruins of Rosewell, and pre 1916 photographs • Photos of his gravesite at St. Johnís Churchyard in Richmond. • Can you help?
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