James Monroe's Legacy
He has in every instance, maintained the reputation of a brave, active, and sensible officer. (George Washington, 1779)
Turn his soul wrong out side outwards and there is not a speck on it. (Thomas Jefferson, 1787)
There have been few more zealous indefatigable or useful servants of the public than James Monroe. (Francis Walker Gilmer, 1815)
A warrior to bleed, a statesman to counsel, a chief to direct and govern… (John Quincy Adams, eulogy for James Monroe, 25 August 1831)
Erected by The James Monroe Memorial Foundation. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #06 John Quincy Adams series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 25, 1831.
Location. 38° 14.336′ N, 76° 59.105′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monroe Creek (here, next to this marker); Journey's End (a few steps from this marker); The Monroe Doctrine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Era of Good Feelings" (about 400 feet away); Prelude to the Presidency (about 600 feet away); Statesman at Home and Abroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Service to the Commonwealth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Idealist (approx. ¼ mile 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 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.