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Col. John Thorowgood Jr.

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 16, 2019
1. Col. John Thorowgood Jr. Marker
Inscription.  John Thorowgood Jr., Revolutionary-Era leader, lived on an 840-acre plantation near here, on Little Creek. He was elected to the Convention of 1776, which adopted Virginia’s resolutions for independence, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the state’s first constitution. Thorowgood represented Princess Anne County in the inaugural session of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1776 and served for six additional terms. During the Revolutionary War he commanded the county militia and by 1781 was a prisoner of war. In his will, written in 1786, he directed that his enslaved African Americans be freed after the deaths of his siblings, to whom they were bequeathed.
 
Erected 2017 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
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Col. John Thorowgood Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 16, 2019
2. Col. John Thorowgood Jr. Marker
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53.556′ N, 76° 9.925′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Shell Road and Northhampton Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Shell Road. Located at the southwest corner of the Lake Lawson Lake Smith Natural Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5381 Shell Road, Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bataan Corregidor Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); How do Planes Fly? (approx. 2 miles away); Norfolk International Airport (approx. 2 miles away); Air Traffic Control (approx. 2 miles away); Norfolk Botanical Gardens (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lynnhaven House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Historical Marker - Colonel John Thorowgood Jr. (YouTube, 2 min.). (Submitted on June 6, 2021.)
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 16, 2019
3. Marker located at this Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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