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Near Warsaw in Richmond County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Menokin

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. Menokin Marker
Inscription.  Near here is Menokin, home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lee was a member of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1779 and died at Menokin in 1797.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 38° 0.702′ N, 76° 47.436′ W. Marker is near Warsaw, Virginia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Menokin Road (County Route 690) 4 miles north of Main Street in Warsaw, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4037 Menokin Rd, Warsaw VA 22572, 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. Francis Lightfoot Lee's Menokin (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Remembrance Structure (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outbuildings (approx. ¾
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By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
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mile away); Exterior Design (approx. ¾ mile away); The Terraces (approx. ¾ mile away); Nomini Baptist Meetinghouse (approx. 3 miles away); Warsaw (approx. 4.1 miles away); Richmond County Courthouse (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warsaw.
 
Also see . . .  Menokin History. “Menokin was built c. 1769 on the occasion of the marriage of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Rebecca Tayloe. Rebecca was the daughter of John Tayloe II, who built neighboring Mount Airy. John Tayloe II gave the couple the large plantation on Cat Point Creek, approximately five miles upstream from the Rappahannock River, and financed construction of the two-story stone Menokin and its dependencies. Soon after, Francis Lightfoot Lee joined the cause of American independence, serving in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1779 and signing the Declaration of Independence (together with his brother Richard Henry Lee) and the Articles of Confederation. Both Francis Lightfoot and Rebecca Tayloe Lee died in the winter of 1797.” (Submitted on October 13, 2009.) 
 
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By Frankie, May 27, 2018
3. Menokin
Menokin image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, May 27, 2018
4. Menokin
Francis Lightfoot Lee's Menokin image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, May 27, 2018
5. Francis Lightfoot Lee's Menokin
Exterior Design image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, May 27, 2018
6. Exterior Design
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By Pam Scheib, May 27, 2018
7. Outbuildings
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By Frankie, May 27, 2018
8. Outbuilding
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 1, 2018.   4. submitted on June 12, 2018.   5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2018.   7, 8. submitted on June 12, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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