“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

John Randolph

John Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2010
1. John Randolph Marker
Inscription. of Roanoke. Great American stateman and orator, born 1773 at "Cawson's", nearby on Appomattox River, home of his maternal grandfather Theodoric Bland St.
Erected 1961.
Location. 37° 18.382′ N, 77° 17.425′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Randolph Road and North 3½ Avenue, in the median on West Randolph 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 walking distance of this marker. Depot Field Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial (about 700 feet away); Peter Francisco (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. M. L. King, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); City Point Defenses (approx. 0.7 miles away); U.S. Government Bakery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopewell.
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
W Randolph Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2010
2. W Randolph Rd (facing east)
John Randolph image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. John Randolph
This portrait of John Randolph by John Wesley Jarvis hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Against the wave of War Hawks who swept into Congress in 1811, Virginian John Randolph of Roanoke stood opposed. Randolph saw war with Britain as foolhardy, driven by land hunger rather than as a defense of American sovereignty. ‘We have heard but one word,’ Randolph accused his fellow congressmen, ‘like the whip-poor-will … Canada! Canada! Canada!’ An aristocratic and eccentric man who brought his hunting dogs into the House chamber, Randolph's colleagues feared his sharp tongue; his biting speeches proved in some ways prophetic. ‘Gentlemen, you have made war. You have finished the ruin of our country. And before you conquer Canada … the Capitol will be a ruin.’ With a brief interruption, he continued to serve in Congress until 1829. He was a financially successful slaveholder who defended the necessity of slavery but freed his slaves in his will.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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