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Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of James Monroe

April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831

 
 
Birthplace of James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
1. Birthplace of James Monroe Marker
Inscription.  Fifth president of the United States, 1817- 1825. Governor of Virginia, 1799 and 1811. Proclaimed the Monroe Doctrine, December 2, 1823.

Declares the Americas no longer subject to European colonization.
 
Erected 1993 by Northern Neck Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7167, Warsaw; other contributors: Northern Neck V.F.W. Post 7167, William L. Cooper Memorial V.F.W. Post 10574, Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 10574, Colonial Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1875.
 
Location. 38° 14.525′ N, 76° 59.422′ 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. James Monroe (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of Monroe (here, next to this marker); Virginia's Northern Neck

Rear of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
2. Rear of Marker
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(here, next to this marker); James Monroe's Virginia Legacy (here, next to 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 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
 
Birthplace of James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary D. Carter, March 23, 2008
3. Birthplace of James Monroe Marker
Birthplace of Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
4. Birthplace of Monroe Marker
Looking west towards main road and marker. This was taken about halfway between the homesite and the main road. Roadside marker and stone marker can be seen in the distance.
James Monroe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
5. James Monroe
This c. 1817 portrait of James Monroe by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Birthplace of James Monroe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frankie, May 27, 2018
6. Birthplace of James Monroe
The replica of James Monroe's birthplace is in the process of being built (5/27/2018). The expected completion date is targeted for his birthday celebration in April of 2019.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,678 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on September 23, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on June 1, 2018. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022