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

Fernando Símon Bolívar


Fernando Símon Bolívar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. Fernando Símon Bolívar Marker
Inscription. Fernando Bolívar, a native of Venezuela, attended the University of Virginia in 1827. He was the nephew and adopted son of Símon Bolívar, The Liberator, who sent him to study in the “Republic of Washington and Jefferson.” A friend of James Monroe and an admirer of Thomas Jefferson, Bolívar chose to continue his studies at the University. He returned to Venezuela where he became a distinguished man of letters and a brilliant diplomat.
Erected 1997 by the University of Virginia, John T. Casteen III, President; Hovey S. Dabney, Rector.
Location. 38° 1.903′ N, 78° 30.155′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on Jefferson Park Avenue east of Emmet Street (Business U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at Casa Bolívar, the Spanish House, at the University of Virginia. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1408 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Claude Moore, M.D. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Underfoot (about 500 feet away); Shadow Catcher (about 500 feet away); 'Burying' Ground
Marker at Casa Bolívar image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. Marker at Casa Bolívar
Marker is to the left of the front door of the Spanish House.
(about 600 feet away); Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Holding Echols (approx. 0.2 miles away); The University “Corner” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlottesville General Hospital (approx. Ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
Also see . . .  Living the Language — Mi Casa es Su Casa. 2001 article by Michelle Ruiz in The Cavalier Daily. Scroll down to “Mi casa es su casa” to read about Spanish House, which opened its doors at this location in 1997. (Submitted on July 4, 2008.) 
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