Near Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1806.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 17.381′ N, 77° 38.297′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8800 Furnace Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) (here, next to this marker); Maury House Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matthew Fontaine Maury (about 500 feet away); Jackson on the Move (about 500 feet away); About a mile in the distance... (about 600 feet away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Region of Gloom (approx. half a mile away); Catharine Furnace (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
More about this marker. The top portion of the marker displays a portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury taken in 1853.
Regarding Maury Birthplace. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along McLaws Drive, Furnace Road, Sickles Drive, and East Jackson Trail, on the east side of the battlefield. See the McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
Also see . . .
1. Maury Birthplace. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers(Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on October 28, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.