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Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Service to the Commonwealth

1782

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
1. Service to the Commonwealth Marker
Inscription.  
Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all—liberty!
(James Monroe, ca. 1801)

1782: Elected to Virginia House of Delegates from King George County
1782: Elected to Virginia Council of State
1783: Appointed Virginia delegate to Confederation Congress of the United States
1786: Marries Elizabeth Kortright; first child, Eliza Monroe Hay, born
1786: Establishes law practice in Fredericksburg; serves on City Council
1787: Elected to Virginia house of Delegates from Spotsylvania County
1788: Elected delegate to Virginia Ratifying Convention for U.S. Constitution
1790: Appointed United States Senator from Virginia
 
Erected by The James Monroe Memorial Foundation. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location.
Service to the Commonwealth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
2. Service to the Commonwealth Marker
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38° 14.437′ N, 76° 59.288′ W. Marker is in Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from James Monroe Highway (Virginia Route 205) 0.3 miles north of Old Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4460 James Monroe Hwy, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary Idealist (within shouting distance of this marker); Statesman at Home and Abroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthright and Beginnings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe's Childhood Home (about 300 feet away); Interpreting the Birthplace Site (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of James Monroe (about 300 feet away); Prelude to the Presidency (about 400 feet away); Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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