Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
1758 - 1831
— Soldier * Patriot * Statesman —
This marks the birthplace of James Monroe, April 28, 1758
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Attended college of William & Mary; Officer, Continental Army, American Revolution; Married Elizabeth Kortright, 1786; US Senator; Minister Plenipotentiary to France and then to England; Represented the United States in Spain; Governor of Virginia; Signed treaty of Louisiana Purchase; Negotiated to acquire Florida; Secretary of State; Secretary of War; Fifth U.S. President, 1817-1825; Promulgated Monroe Doctrine, 1823; Died July 4, 1831, Buried Hollywood Cemetery; Richmond, VA.
Erected 2008 by Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Jane Irwin Davis, State Regent; presented 26 April 2008.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1875.
Location. 38° 14.525′ 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); Birthplace of Monroe (here, next to this marker); Virginia's Northern Neck (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.
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 1,045 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.