Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Monroe
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JP-6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Education • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1799.
Location. 38° 14.525′ N, 76° 59.424′ W. Marker is near Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on James Monroe Highway (Virginia Route 205), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of James Monroe (here, next to this marker); James Monroe Virginia's Northern Neck (here, next to this marker); James Monroe's Virginia Legacy (a few steps from this marker); James Monroe Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthright and Beginnings (about 500 feet away); Monroe's Childhood Home (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Also see . . . James Monroe Birthplace Commission. A good website which shows additional pictures of the Monroe farm and plans for reconstruction of the farmhouse. (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.