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

John S. Barbourís Birthplace

John S. Barbourís Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
1. John S. Barbourís Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Just to the south stood Catalpa, where John Strode Barbour was born on 29 Dec. 1820. In 1849, he was appointed the stateís representative on the board of directors of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The board elected him president in 1851 and he continued in this capacity until he resigned in 1884. Barbour served in the House of Representatives from 1880 to 1886. He also was the chairman of the state Democratic Party committee from 1883 to 1890, and was appointed to the U.S. Senate in March 1889, representing Virginia and serving until his death on 14 May 1892. He is buried in Prince Georgeís County, Maryland.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-6.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Orange and Alexandria Railroad marker series.
Location. 38° 28.872′ N, 78° 0.498′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Sperryville Pike (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Culpeper Minute Men (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Revolutionary War
John S. Barbourís Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
2. John S. Barbourís Birthplace Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mountain Run Watershed (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); William "Extra Billy" Smith (approx. 0.8 miles away); “Gallant” Pelhamís Last Days (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Culpeper.
Also see . . .  New York Times Obituary. (Submitted on June 19, 2008.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,145 times since then. 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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