Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
1758 - 1831
— Soldier * Patriot * Statesman —
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.
Placed by the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution
April 24, 2004 Mary Jane Irwin Davis, State Regent
Presented 26 April 2008 by the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution
Bana Weems Caskey - State Regent 2007-2010
Patricia Hatfield Mayar - Honorary State Regent * State Regent 2004-2007
Erected 2008 by Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, 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′ 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of James Monroe (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of Monroe (here, next to this marker); Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Beach Roll of Honor (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charles B. Smith (approx. 3.3 miles away); History at Oak Grove (approx. 4.1 miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 4.1 miles away); Link to the World (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 23, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.