Barboursville in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Governor James Barbour
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JJ-28.)
Location. 38° 10.103′ N, 78° 16.745′ W. Marker is in Barboursville, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Governor Barbour Street (Route 678) 0.1 miles east of Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barboursville VA 22923, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barboursville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barboursville Ruins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montebello General Thomas Sumter (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mauryís School (approx. 4.6 miles away); Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Orange County / Greene County (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barboursville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for James Barbour. “Barbour was in favor of the war, which he viewed as the only means by which to end British interference with the sovereignty of the U.S. As such, he began preparing the state for war. Barbour, whose father had trained the Orange militia, was aware of the inadequacies of Virginiaís militia. Accordingly, he sought appropriations for training and arming a stronger militia on February 11, 1812. Barbour urged the commanders of the militias from each county to prepare for defense of the country. He personally toured the tidewater region, which offered safe harbors for a British invasion. All of these acts earned Barbour the title of “the war governor.” On June 18, 1812, Congress declared war. (Submitted on October 23, 2015.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.