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Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meriwether Lewis

1774-1809

 
 
Meriwether Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 21, 2010
1. Meriwether Lewis Marker
Inscription.  
Native of Albemarle County
Private Secretary to President Thomas Jefferson
Co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Governor of the Louisiana Territory

To Commemorate placement of his
Bust in the Old Hall of the House
Of Delegates, Richmond VA
August 18, 2008

“Of courage undaunted; possessing a firmness and perseverance of purpose which nothing but impossibilities could divert from its direction, careful as a father of those committed to his charge, yet steady in the maintenance of order and discipline;… honest, disinterested, liberal of sound understanding, and a fidelity to truth so scrupulous that whatever he should report would be as certain as if seen by ourselves.. ”
                      Thomas Jefferson

 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
 
Location. 38° 1.904′ N, 78° 28.67′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is in Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
In Grateful Recognition of Those Who Made this Project Possible image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 21, 2010
2. In Grateful Recognition of Those Who Made this Project Possible
Benefactors
Dr. Alden Scott Anderson Jr.
An Anonumous Doner
The Locust Hill Graveyard Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Page Henley, Jr.

Patrons
Arnett and Associates -- Premier Speakers
Dominion
William Barker
Colonel and Mrs. Thomas C.McSwain, Jr.

Sponsers
Dr. William Morris Anderson
Charlotte Ward Baldwin
Mr. and Mrs. Howell Lewis Bowen
Chapter III, Colonial Dames of America
Heritage Memorials Inc.
Home Front Chapter, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundations
Eugene Crosby Gample, Jr. For Crosby & Demetrius
Margaret Mosteller Gamble in Memory of Eugene Crosby Gamble
Family of Catherine Lewis Grasty
The Meriwether Society
Katherine Gamble Rhodes for Sterling, Zachary, Brandon, & Ian
Professor and Mrs. James E. Starrs
Their Family in Memory of Lawson Paul and Rosa Mottley Mosteller
Anne R. Tufts
Family of Annie Laurie Anderson Vanstone

Donors Across America

Sculptor
John A. Lanzalotti, M.D.

2009
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Jonathan Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Monticello (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Goodloe McIntire (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / Lynching of John Henry James (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Jouett’s Ride (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Swan Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Meriwether Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 21, 2010
3. Meriwether Lewis Marker
Meriwether Lewis image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 21, 2010
4. Meriwether Lewis
This bas-relief represents the bust by John A. Lanzalotti, M.D. placed in the Old Hall of Delegates in Richmond Virginia.
Close-up of image on marker
Meriwether Lewis<br>2008 Statue by John A. Lanzalotti MD image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2015
5. Meriwether Lewis
2008 Statue by John A. Lanzalotti MD
In the Virginia State Capitol, Richmond Virginia.
Meriwether Lewis<br>1774-1809 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2015
6. Meriwether Lewis
1774-1809
Private secretary ot President Thomas Jefferson
Co-leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition
Governor of the Louisiana Territory
Presented by
Family and Friends Across America
The Locust Hill Graveyard Heritage FNDN
Home Front Chapter of the L&C Trial Heritage FNDN
John A. Lanzalotti, M.D., Sculptor, 2008
Plaque accompanying the statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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