Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Having commenced my service in early youth, and continued it since with few and short intervals. I have witnessed the great difficulties to which our union has been exposed, and admired by the virtue and intelligence with which they have been surmounted.
(James Monroe, 1824)
1823: Delivers message to Congress containing the Monroe Doctrine
1825: Retires from the Presidency
1827: Elected to University of Virginia Board of Visitors
1829: Member and President of the Virginia Constitutional Convention
1830: Death of Elizabeth Monroe
1830: Moves to daughter Maria's home in New York City
1831: Dies in New York City on July 4, buried in New York City Marble Cemetery
1858: Re-interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
Erected by The James Monroe Memorial Foundation. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1823.
Location. 38° 14.332′ N, 76° 59.101′ 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. Monroe Creek (here, next to this marker); James Monroe's Legacy (a few steps from this marker); The Monroe Doctrine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Era of Good Feelings" (about 500 feet away); Prelude to the Presidency (about 700 feet away); Statesman at Home and Abroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Service to the Commonwealth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Idealist (approx. Ό 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 87 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.