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Leedstown in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Pratt Hungerford

(1761–1833)

 
 
John Pratt Hungerford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 20, 2017
1. John Pratt Hungerford Marker
Inscription.  John Pratt Hungerford, born nearby, was an officer in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. He represented this area in the Virginia General Assembly for many years and served in the United States House of Representatives during the 1810s. As a brigadier general in the Virginia militia, he defended the Northern Neck during repeated British raids in the summer of 1814. Militiamen under his command attempted to destroy British naval ships carrying looted goods away from Alexandria on the Potomac River in Sept. 1814. Hungerford died on 21 Dec. 1833 at Twiford, his nearby plantation, and is buried one mile east of here.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JT-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 38° 6.691′ N, 77° 0.295′ W. Marker is
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in Leedstown, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Leedstown Road (County Route 637) east of Drakes Marsh Drive, on the left when traveling east. It is at the entrance to the Leedstown Campground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2195 Leedstown Rd, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leedstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Pissaseck Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlement (approx. 3.1 miles away); Layton’s Landing Wharf and Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Saunders’s Wharf (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vauter's Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Portobacco Indians (approx. 4.3 miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Entry in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 23, 2017.)
 
John Pratt Hungerford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 20, 2017
2. John Pratt Hungerford Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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