Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe
The patriotism, valor, and combat leadership of James Monroe exemplify character strengths of the citizen soldiers who fought to establish the nation and later served it as civilian leaders, which Monroe was to do as Statesman and President.
This "Living Legacy" dedicated April 22, 1989, in his honor by the Honorable John Warner, Unites States Senate; the Honerable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army; the Honorable Everett W. O'Neal, Westmoreland County Supervisors; Colonel Larry E. Gilman, Virginia National Guard; the Reverend Charles Keyser; and Mrs Virginia Sherman
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. 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 22, 1875.
Location. 38° 14.485′ N, 76° 59.351′ W. Marker is near Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from 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. James Monroe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of James Monroe (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Monroe (about 400 feet away); Colonial Beach Roll of Honor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charles B. Smith (approx. 3.2 miles away); History at Oak Grove (approx. 4.1 miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 4.1 miles away); Link to the World (approx. 4.2 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 1,031 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.